So I realize this one is a bit of a gimme for anyone who likes fantasy and reading in general. Neil is an icon. Neil is the original. Before people asked “What’s your Hogwarts house?” was “What’s your favorite Gaiman?” He’s just that good.
Combine his literary prowess with his ever frank advice to aspiring writers (see this FAQ on his webpage and google any number of articles on this topic), plus his prolificity, and you’ve got a powerhouse demigod of the written word.
As a bonus, to everyone who has fallen into the never-ending cycle of series… the majority of Neil’s books are standalones. Just saying–you may need to expand your TBR.
So I have three questions for you:
- What was your first Gaiman?
- What is your favorite Gaiman? (If you could only pick one!)
- What is your next Gaiman?
My first Gaiman was Neverwhere. It is the book that introduced me to urban fantasy. And it’s phenomenal. I probably re-read this one more than his other books, and most likely because it was my first.
My favorite Gaiman… ugh… I know this should be easy since I asked the question, but I do love so many of them. Stardust is has a million characters and is romping good fun, and Coraline is deliciously creepy fun (it legitimately gives me goosebumps and shivers), and American Gods… AMERICAN GODS… oh man. So today, as I’m sure my answer will change from day to day… TODAY my favorite Gaiman is The Graveyard Book.
My next Gaiman is Norse Mythology.
Okay… down to the comments and share your answers! One, two, three, go!