Neil Gaiman (was Re: problem with my posts?)

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at
Fri Jun 28 14:19:49 EDT 2002

>From: Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at>

>I have also begun reading The Books of Magic, which is about a boy who is
>introduced to the world of magic which coexists in and around our own.  
>of.  It's been collected into a number of volumes, and I've only read the
>first, which was pretty but not earthshattering.  As an introduction, it
>introduces the concept of magic not only to the young hero but to the 
>as well, so if you're familiar with many of the concepts of magic from
>fantasy stories, it seems sort of blah.  I'm going to try the rest in hopes
>that it will pick up now that the housekeeping is out of the way.  As I
>recall, the Sandman series did something similar--got better as the series
>progressed, that is, though I was more interested in that one from the
>beginning anyway.

Bear in mind, though, that Gaiman only wrote the first 4-issue mini-series 
on which the longer-running series was based.


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