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Neil Gaiman: Review

Updated on June 18, 2013

Neil Gaiman Review: What's he like as an author?

This review is not supposed to go into much detail about specific books by Neil Gaiman. Rather, it intends to give you a brief overview of his writing style, books and expertise.

An Englishman living in America, Neil Gaiman has been influenced by an overwhelming amount of culture and this really shows in his books.

What does Neil Gaiman write about?

Neil Gaiman began by writing graphic novels, but is now very famous for his novels, short stories and screenplays.

Often his work is dark, twisted and steeped in mythological culture.

Some people say it is bland to read, but I would hasten to defend that with passion: Never before has an author compelled me to read their books over and over again in the way Neil Gaiman has.

With his intricate knowledge of the myths and concepts he bases his story on, a powerful way of weaving very different characters and compelling writing style, his books are the kind you will not read once, but several times over.

What are Neil Gaiman's most famous works?

This would be a tricky question to answer due to the varied readership he attracts.

If talking about graphic novels, it would be most probably his Sandman comics.

If discussing material as a co-writer, perhaps Good Omens springs to mind - the book he wrote with Terry Pratchett.

If touching on books turned to films, surely everybody has seen Stardust?

And purely novel based, I would have to say his most 'epic' book published must have been American Gods.

But to point the finger at a specific piece of work? Impossible.

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      I highly recommend reading at least one of his books - you'll be hooked for life

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      I hadn't heard of Neil Gaiman until last month when I came across a video of a very inspiring commencement speech he gave this year. Now I'm interested in learning more. This is helpful. Thanks for sharing!