Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2014) A man visits his childhood home after many years away. His old house is gone but the farm at the end of the road is still there along with its pond.Continue reading “Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

Review: The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll’s House (repost from 2016)

“We don’t have a clue what’s really going down, we just kid ourselves that we’re in control of our lives while a paper’s thickness away things that would drive us mad if we thought about them for too long play with us, and move us around from room to room, and put us away atContinue reading “Review: The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll’s House (repost from 2016)”

Review: The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country (repost from 2016)

The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country by Neil GaimanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This volume is a collection of four short stories, one of which, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” won the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. This is where I started reading the series, and it stands alone pretty well. I thinkContinue reading “Review: The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country (repost from 2016)”

Review: Two Plays for Voices (repost from GoodReads, 2016)

Two Plays for Voices by Neil GaimanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This full cast audio CD includes 2 short stories previously published in Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions. There are some gruesome bits in both stories, but I didn’t find them gratuitous. The highlight is definitely “Murder Mysteries” which I think isContinue reading “Review: Two Plays for Voices (repost from GoodReads, 2016)”

Review: Death: The Time of Your Life (repost from GoodReads, 2017)

Death: The Time of Your Life by Neil GaimanMy rating: 5 of 5 stars “Can I ask a stupid question?”“Sure. Ask away.”“It’s sort of more than one question. But… Look, um… Why do we hurt? Why do we die? Why isn’t life good all the time? Why isn’t it fair?”“Those aren’t stupid questions, Hazel. ForContinue reading “Review: Death: The Time of Your Life (repost from GoodReads, 2017)”

Review: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (repost from GoodReads, 2017)

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil GaimanMy rating: 3 of 5 stars The highlights of this collection, for me, were “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains,” “A Calendar of Tales” and “The Sleeper and the Spindle” (the last of which I’d listened to before, as a separate audio CD). “AContinue reading “Review: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (repost from GoodReads, 2017)”

Deal Me In: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains

This is one of my cards for the Deal Me In Challenge: the 7 of Hearts, which is the suit I dedicated to stories on audio. I was keeping up with my list until I fell behind in May. I will try to catch up this month by reading two at a time for a while. I haveContinue reading “Deal Me In: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains”

Review: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry PratchettMy rating: 5 of 5 stars GoodReads synopsis:According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, inContinue reading “Review: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch”

Review: Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology by Neil GaimanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Because, said Thor, when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.These stories are taken from the Prose Edda, which I read years ago. I really enjoyed this retelling. I listened to thisContinue reading “Review: Norse Mythology”

24 in 48 challenge!: Your Favorite Series post

The current challenge for the 24 in 48 readathon is to post about your favorite series. So… one of my favorite series, which I reviewed before I started a blog, is The Sandman comics series, by Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Dream of the Endless (aka Morpheus) who rules over the realm ofContinue reading “24 in 48 challenge!: Your Favorite Series post”

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