American Gods:

Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.

Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.

Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You'll be surprised by what - and who - it finds there…

Stardust by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess

Stardust is a charming, elegantly illustrated fairy tale from the World Fantasy Award-winning team of Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess. Telling the story of Tristan Thorn, a young man who finds his Heart's Desire in an unexpected place, this novel entertains the reader with some vivid and marvelous people and places.


Tristan is a seventeen year old "gangling creature of potential" when the object of his affection, Victoria Forester, names as the price of a kiss a fallen star—and not just any star, but the one they just watched fall. Rather than do as one character advises him ("I'd tell her to go shove her face in the pigpen, and go out and find another one who'll kiss you without askin' for the earth."), Tristan immediately sets off. That night, he crosses the wall between England and Faerie (the wall the town is named for) in search of the star. Of course, he does not expect the star to be a young woman who rather objects to being used as a prize; he also does not know that a fallen star is coveted by people other than love-struck boys...


Without illustrations, “Stardust” is fanciful escape.

With illustrations, it is a masterpiece of a fanciful escape.

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"There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart's Desire.


And while that is, as beginnings go, not entirely novel (for every tale about every young man there ever was or will be could start in a similar manner) there was much about this young man and what happened to him that was unusual, although even he never knew the whole of it.


The tale started, as many tales have started, in Wall."


—Stardust: Being a Romance Within the Realms of Faerie, Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess

Neil Gaiman:

Anasi Boys

God is dead. Meet the offspring...

He’ d only had a brother for a little over a day, and already he felt there would be no surprises left in this new family relationship.

Spider was the cool one; he was the other one.   Bereavement is a time of upheaval and for Fat Charlie Nancy the changes are practically seismic. Not only does he discover that his embarrassing old dad was actually Anansi the African trickster god, his life is about to be invaded and turned upside down by Spider, the magical twin brother he never knew he had.

Desperate to snatch back his life  –  and his fiancé –  from this agent of chaos, Fat Charlie enlists the help of forces he barely understands, only to unleash a darkness that could destroy everything.

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions:


In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion... and anything is possible. In this, Gaiman's first book of short stories, his imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders -- a place where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control," and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks.

Explore a new reality -- obscured by smoke and darkness, yet brilliantly tangible -- in this extraordinary collection of short works by a master prestidigitator. It will dazzle your senses, touch your heart, and haunt your dreams.

'After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.


Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy.


But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family…'


Chris Riddell, who illustrated the British children's edition, made the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist. It was the first time in the award's 30-year history that one book made both the author and illustrator shortlists.



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