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Growing Up Magical

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman – A twist on the concept of the feral child raised by animals instead tells about a kid raised by the spirits of the dead, with some help from a few other supernatural beings … Continue reading

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Epic Fail

While looking at Twitter a few days ago, I noticed that Neil Gaiman linked to an anti-Tolkien article by Michael Moorcock, written in the 1970s. I haven’t read anything by Moorcock, and the article often just makes him sound like … Continue reading

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I’m Just Looking for the Divine Hammer

The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Volume 1, by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby – As I’ve become somewhat more interested in comics recently and I’ve been interested in mythology for a long time, I thought I should check out some of … Continue reading

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From Crow Country to London Below

Severed, by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, and Attila Futaki – I’m not that familiar with horror comics (well, I’ve sometimes seen Neil Gaiman’s Sandman listed as horror, but I see that more as fantasy with some horror elements), but I … Continue reading

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Amanda Palmer Must Die!

Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence, with stories by Neil Gaiman – Here’s another book I’ve owned for a while but hadn’t fully checked out until recently. Actually, Beth bought it for me at a concert on … Continue reading

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An Odd Tale

Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman – I’ll admit I haven’t really researched this, but I have to suspect there aren’t that many children’s books based on Norse mythology. So I have to give props to Gaiman’s book, … Continue reading

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Oh Susano, Don’t You Cry for Me

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series includes several deities from classical mythology. Some of them, like Odin, Thor, Loki, and Bast, are pretty well-known, and I’ve already covered them in other posts. Another former god, Pharamond, is presented as if a traditional … Continue reading

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Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream

In between other things, I’ve been reading Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, and I’ve finally finished all eleven volumes. They were mostly pretty quick reads, being comics (I’m sure some people would call them “graphic novels,” but most of them were … Continue reading

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They Haven’t Yet Built the Man That’ll Keep Old Johnny Down

They Might Be Giants have been my official favorite band for some years now, dating back to when it was much easier for me to choose a favorite because I didn’t have albums by that many artists. This isn’t the … Continue reading

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Orpheus Melted the Heart of Persephone, But I Never Had Yours

While I’ve covered many of the important Greek heroes and demigods, I don’t think I’ve written about Orpheus yet. He is generally considered to be the son of King Oeagrus of Thrace and the Muse Calliope, but some myths make … Continue reading

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