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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

I usually read Neil Gaiman novels right when they come out but for some reason this time I waited. I wanted to save it for a time that I knew I could use a little boost. A little word magic and imagination endorphins. I don’t know why this was the… Read the Rest »

GOODBYE SIR TERRY PRATCHETT

I have a confession to make. When I read The Color of Magic the first time way back in the mid-1980’s, I didn’t like it. I bought it from the Science Fiction Book Club and read it in one day. I remember being mildly amused but the teenager me didn’t… Read the Rest »

You Are Not So Strange

Sheri and I went down to San Francisco this weekend to see Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman entertain us for a few hours on a stage. It was a gloriously strange combination of music and spoken word. The art of music commingling on a stage with the art of fiction…. Read the Rest »

The Anti-Collector

All my life I have been a collector. It started when I was in third grade with comic books. It moved onto Star Wars action figures and eventually added my biggest collection, autographed books. I have always liked the feeling of having complete sets of things or rare books others… Read the Rest »

Geek Mythology = Comics

About 23 years ago I wrote a comic script in which I killed Batman. It was the first in a storyline in which Dick Grayson (Robin) would eventually assume the mantle of Batman. I, of course, did not plan to keep Bruce Wayne dead very long. Just long enough to… Read the Rest »

2009 Best of Books List

Last year will go on record as the worst year ever for me reading books. How bad was it? My average for the previous five years was 150 books read a year. This last year I checked in at a measly 70. This is a direct by- product of my… Read the Rest »

Comfort Books

Neil Gaiman posted a tweet this week about comfort books. I really liked the concept of it and realized that like many avid readers I do have comfort books, books I go to when I am depressed or mad. For a lot of people it was old favorites. Books that… Read the Rest »

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