I love Neil Gaiman.
But in a *manly* sort of way…you know, like the movie 300. Like, “Dude! You’re an author, and I’m almost an author… I mean, we both write right? Let’s go Man Up and run half-nekked across the moors with swords drawn, and cut down enemy forces outnumbering us one-hundred-and-fifty to one! See those three-hundred Spartans over there with their tiny little abs, HA! Dare they pit their ten or twelve tiny chicklet abs against my giant one? Why settle for a 6-pack when you can have a pony keg!”
Then Neil and I could open a can of Whoop-Ass, clean up, do lunch, and talk about writing. We’d be sure to sit on opposite sides of the table though. Manly, like I said.
Anyway, I’m reading Neil Gaiman’s ‘Fragile Things’ right now. It’s quite good. I’m on page 3. I’ll let you know when I have enough info to augment my opinion.
But I did read Good Omens long ago. Great book. Very funny. If you enjoy a ‘dry as a funeral drum’ sense of humor not too dissimilar from Douglas Adams, then you will like it. I have somehow managed to avoid reading the Sandman series; I keep meaning to stop over at Dreamhaven Books and pick up a copy of Ultimate Sandman when Neil is visiting there and tell him how much I love the first three pages of his new book, but our schedules don’t seem to mesh.
How can you Not like Neil Gaiman? He’s a famous author who doesn’t act famous. He answers his fan mail. And he has a cool accent.
He links to cool things like this.
Meanwhile, I just rip him off, and post the cool links here.
Neil also has enough fan mail to run his entire blog just off simply responding to them. I do get some questions from fans, but they don’t seem very blog-worthy. Here is an example:
I just read the synopsis of your upcoming book, “The Demonslayer’s Handbook“. What the hell is wrong with you?
See what I mean? Anyone who reads my blog should know that I don’t like Disturbed. Their cover of Genesis’s’ “Land of Confusion” was pretty good though.
But Neil Gaiman gets the Ubercool Seal of Approval in my book.