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Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

I fell in love with this book when I first read it. I’m really looking forward to re-reading it and I don’t do that with many books. The characters are wonderful and it’s creepy, but not so creepy that we don’t want to be there. I would love to read a sequel. Saying that, I have heard rumours that there may be one soon. Neverwhere kept me amused and enthralled from start to finish.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

If you change the world, the world will change.

I give Neverwhere 4 out of 5 stars, but that’s only because I compare it to other Gaiman books and some of them are even better. I found this book very funny at times too. It’s fun. I also like that the characters aren’t too developed, we know just enough about them. It helped to make me feel like I was another character, and not an outsider who knows everything about everybody.

“He…” Richard began. “The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.”

Door stopped. The steps dead-ended in a rough brick wall. “Mm,” she agreed. “He’s a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur.”

In case you’re wondering, American Gods is my favourite Gaiman story, which is probably what most people say. What’s your favourite Neil Gaiman book?

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Literary

The Monday Poem: Cinema Calendar Of The Abstract Heart

This week’s poem is Dadaist Tristan Tzara’s Cinema Calendar Of The Abstract Heart. I hope it inspires you!

 

Cinema Calendar Of The Abstract Heart

the fibres give in to your starry warmth
a lamp is called green and sees
carefully stepping into a season of fever
the wind has swept the rivers’ magic
and i’ve perforated the nerve
by the clear frozen lake
has snapped the sabre
but the dance round terrace tables
shuts in the shock of the marble shudder
new sober

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Tristan Tzara was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best for being one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. – Wikipedia