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Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman by Wagner, Golden, and Bisette

December 1st, 2009 (11:56 am)
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Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman
by Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bisette

Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations - unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From the landmark comic book series The Sandman to novels such as the New York Times bestselling American Gods and Anansi Boys, from children's literature like Coraline to screenplays for such films as Beowulf, Gaiman work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal, global following. To comic book fans, he is Zeus in the pantheon of creative gods, having changed that industry forever. For discerning readers, he bridges the vast gap that traditionally divides lovers of "literary" and "genre" fiction. Gaiman is truly a pop culture phenomenon, an artist with a magic touch whose work has won almost universal acclaim.

Now, for the first time ever, Prince of Stories chronicles the history and impact of the complete works of Neil Gaiman in film, fiction, music, comic books, and beyond. Containing hours of exclusive interviews with Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and never-before-seen essay, this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman. In addition to providing in depth information and commentary on Gaiman's myriad works, the book also includes rare photographs, book covers, artwork, and related trivia and minutiae, making it both an insightful introduction to his work, and a true "must-have" for his ever growing legion of fans.

"Hard to imagine it being better written. This tribute is a tremendous gift to Neil Gaiman fans . . . Well-written, well organized, and fun to peruse, this book can be enjoyed as a cover-to-cover read or a random browse . . . A book you can get lost in, it will appeal to Gaiman fans of all ages . . . Impressive."
- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

My Review
Prince of Stories is the essential, definitive Neil Gaiman bibliography and biography. This book is truly a must-have for all Neil Gaiman fans. It has information on every single project Gaiman has ever touched: every novel, every short story, every comic, every film, every song, every everything is detailed. And by detailed, I mean detailed. Instead of being mere one- or two-paragraph summaries, the entries are packed with character profiles, plot, and publishing info as well as trivia, quotes, and more.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Gaiman's life and writing is contained in this book. The men who collaborated on Prince of Stories - Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bisette - are published authors as well, and I recommend their novels and comics, too. Their respect and admiration for Gaiman is apparent throughout Prince of Stories, especially in the section which is an in-depth exclusive interview with Gaiman himself.

Publishing Information
Published by St. Martin's Press

560 pages, including 52 halftones throughout plus one 16-page black & white and one 8-page color photo insert

Hardcover released October 28th, 2008
ISBN-10: 0-312-38765-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-38765-5

Paperback released October 29th, 2009
USBN-10:

Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)

That looks fabulous, and what a book cover!
Jules
7-Imp

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)

Such a pretty cover. Such a great subject (Gaiman) and such great authors (Hank, Stephen & Chris). Did you enter the contest?

Posted by: dianoraek (dianoraek)
Posted at: November 1st, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)

Neil Gaiman + Dave McKean + Christopher Golden + Terry Pratchett = !!!!!! (translation: too much awesomeness to be contained in one book)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 1st, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)

I like the sum of that equation being exclamation points.

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 2nd, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)

You will love this!

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