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June 8th, 2006

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01:13 pm - I <3 Neil Gaiman
I really need to have his blogfeed on my flist--he amuses me, and every now and then posts a wonderfully articulate version of something I believe or have thought about often.

Today, he says: "The art isn't the artist, the poem isn't the poet; trust the tale, not the teller."

Oh! For all of my flist people who have been participating in the make-me-guess-your-ID meme, please make sure to drop by my previous post and see whether I managed to guess you or not! :-) (This is way too much fun, btw.)
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Date:June 8th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)


My old friend Alan recommended Gaiman to me, and following his advice I requested two books to start with--The Dream Hunters and Season of Mists.

They arrived at my branch library this morning, so I'll pick them up this evening or Saturday morning.
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Date:June 8th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)

Re: synchronicity

Dream Hunters isn't a bad book to start with...though you do know, right, that Season of Mists is collection #4 in the Sandman series? Iirc, it won't hurt you in terms of too many spoilers, but if you plan to read the rest, you might backpedal once you figure out if you like his stuff, and find Preludes and Nocturnes.

A good starting place with his prose work would be Neverwhere, which is weird and immensely enjoyable.
Date:June 8th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
officialgaiman is the ljfeed
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Date:June 8th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
Muchas gracias, you random person. :-) I just snagged it (I wasn't sure how syndicated accounts worked, etc, but now I know!).

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