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Saucy, don't cut off your nose to spite your face. Gaiman's Neverwhere is one of my all-time faves. Beautifully written and a wonderful world that he's created under London.

I haven't looked, but I trust that GGK is on the list?
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I haven't looked, but I trust that GGK is on the list?
GGK should be, but isn't.
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Which is weird given that there are several very, very questionable choices on that list. GGK isn't for the masses though...which is good.
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He is not for the masses - thank goodness. You're right, Dav.

But still, BAH.
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I might get lynched for this but... I find GGK unpredictable: some of his stuff is really really REALLY good (Tigana) but some of the most raved about books I found rather underwhelming (Fionwar Tapestry). Not bad, by a long shot; and they're all beautifully written. Just... I didn't catch the fever and oompf of the story, it didn't connect.

Speaking of underwhelming: American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I'm not done yet, but... I don't think I'll be reading it again. It's not that it's bad, it just doesn't speak to me.
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I might get lynched for this but... I find GGK unpredictable: some of his stuff is really really REALLY good (Tigana) but some of the most raved about books I found rather underwhelming (Fionwar Tapestry). Not bad, by a long shot; and they're all beautifully written. Just... I didn't catch the fever and oompf of the story, it didn't connect.

Speaking of underwhelming: American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I'm not done yet, but... I don't think I'll be reading it again. It's not that it's bad, it just doesn't speak to me.
Exactly my feelings on it...just blah.
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He is not for the masses - thank goodness. You're right, Dav.

But still, BAH.
Another month till his next book comes out...I'm super excited about it.
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I liked American Gods. A long time ago I read it though, maybe I will have another opinion of it today? I will never know, cuz I'm not gonna re-read it
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I loved Under Heaven, but it simply didn't speak to me in the way that his earlier (Western) books have...and I wonder if it's simply that my own personal exposure and interests have always been rooted in Roman/ Greek/ Moorish history. So I find more of an affinity for those books? It took me exactly 3 reads to learn to truly love Last Light of the Sun, so it's about time I give Under Heaven a re-read before his next book (also taking place in his version of China) comes out.

As for the Tapestry...it's what I read first. The Five are from Toronto (down the street), it's deeply romantic and tragic and not everyone makes it, and it's never quite a happy ending - all of that appeals to me generally, so I think that may be why it holds the place in my heart that it does.
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Well, apparantly the Starks are royals and the Watchmen were part of a group called the Crimebusters.

Whoever wrote that list should at least have read the books
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