Review: Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars As a child I fell in love with the Norse myths through Roger Lancelyn Garden's retellings. Many years Neil Gaiman, one of my favourite authors has released his own retellings. Obviously I was going to read it! I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting them after many … Continue reading Review: Norse Mythology

The Uninventor

I treated myself the other week to getting the latest book of short stories by Neil Gaiman, one of my favourite authors, out of the library. He's a fantastic writer with many clever ideas and stories to tell. One of his greatest talents in my opinion is his ability to have fun with words, to … Continue reading The Uninventor

3000 Puppets in a Warehouse

In an abandoned warehouse in Chicago hang decaying three thousand marionettes. Sound like a scene from a chilling horror movie? It might do, but this was the discovery of Joseph R. Lewis, a producer and director. Together they make the lost family of Ralph Kipniss America’s last great puppet maker and puppeteer, from the line … Continue reading 3000 Puppets in a Warehouse

The Power of Reading (Neil Gaiman)

Just picked up a link to Neil Gaiman's Reading Agency lecture 2013. Fantastic talk on the power and importance of reading. Covers a wide range of topics from imagination, children, China, Apple, invention, pleasure, prisons, ebooks, libraries, empathy, truth, obligations, day dreaming, the future and the dead! Listening to this I repeatedly found myself declaring … Continue reading The Power of Reading (Neil Gaiman)

Neil Gaiman at the RSLit

A while back I was lucky enough to get to see Neil Gaiman in conversation at the Royal Soceity of Literature talking about his books in general and specifically his latest novel 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane'. The audio recording of the night is now on their website here: or here:

I am the Good Story

On a recent interview for BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme (29th Oct), the children’s author Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials trilogy) discussed his latest book, a retelling of 50 of his favourite Brothers Grimm fairy tales to mark the bicentennial of their first publication. He was joined by Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, Doctor Who) … Continue reading I am the Good Story