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The Ocean at the End of the Lane Another captivating novel from Neil Gaiman. I think my favourite Gaiman work will always be the Sandman series, but I do love his novels. I continue to love them more and more. As a novelist and following his career over the last decade, I feel his writing has improved. This novel was dark and twisty similar to his recent works such as Coraline and The Graveyard Book.…

It's rather funny that there is an actual a niche fanfiction industry from Pride and Prejudice. I've read a few of these novels now, and even more so, fanfiction. I saw this come up on my GR and I thought, why not? This novel is, in fandom words, mostly fluff. It's many happy moments between the two families. Lots of people being happily married after. The "Darcy is a cheap drunk" trope is employed and…

Which is better (or preferred) … stories with multiple character points of view? Or stories that stick to just one or two at most? And, why? This question reminded me about the popular Song of Fire & Ice series by George R. R. Martin which does the multiple character POVs to the hilt perhaps to the annoyance of some readers. I don't think it's bad when an author can do it well. Martin does for…

Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite graphic novel authors. I have read Sandman and 1604. When I found out, he wrote a Batman novel, I knew I had to try to read it. I grew up watching "Batman: The Animated Series" and the DC Animated Universe. I am very fond of "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited". As a result, Batman is one of my favourite fictional characters, and my Batman will always be…