Monday, April 02, 2007

Calling all Gaiman Fans

So, Neil wrote a book called Stardust, which I have a signed copy of. At its release party at the local Borders, they were giving away or selling signed copies, and I found one that Neil had drawn a face in, so I snatched it up. Never got more than 50 pages in.

Then, They came out with an illustrated version. Great! I thought. Now it'll be like a graphic novel & I'll totally read it. It sits up on the comic shelf, unloved.

But today I saw the trailer for Stardust, and I'm ready to go see it. Now.

5 comments:

Jeff Wills said...

Can't...breathe...losing...precious...oxygen...from...excitement...over ...loyally accurate interpretation of fantasy novel into film with real actors...!

>GASP<

Anonymous said...

Dave, I know the niece of the artist of Stardust. Charles Vess also worked with Mr. Gaiman on the Midsummers' issue of Sandman. I can't recomend him enough. Well worth reading at least a second time.

dave said...

But who... are you?

Actually, I didn't read it even a first time, though now I probably shall before the movie comes out.

My relationship with 'later' Gaiman (which is everything post-Sandman for me, your opinion may differ) is hit or miss. I liked Good Omens. I saw through the subterfuge WAY earlier than I should have on American Gods, but I liked it. Anansi Boys was... kinda boring. I tried Coraline and put it down. Mirrormask was visually enticing, but the dialogue and story were not that great. Neverwhere was nice. So, we'll just see about Stardust.

hemisphire said...

This Gaiman obsessive (who's got four versions of Stardust) advises you to go with short story collections next: Smoke and Mirrors or Fragile Things

dave said...

I have Smoke and Mirrors, its actually one of my favorite Gaiman works. Chivalry especially. I'd heard at one point that the Weinsteins had bought the rights to it; wonder what the status of that project is...