Author Neil Gaiman is one of the most accomplished writers of our time. He has managed to write multiple classic novels that have been mainstream stays over the years. That is why we will be diving into Gaiman’s works today.
American Gods by Gaiman is a very popular book even though it isn’t deemed his best work. Everything from the title of the book to the plot make it an interesting book which is why it is always one of the books that gets mentioned when talking about Gaiman. While it isn’t his best book, it has still helped propel him into one of the best fiction and fantasy writers.
Two books that really enjoyed a lot are Coraline and The Graveyard Book. They are targeted for younger readers and yet him become iconic novels by Gaiman, He dared to write horror novels and scary subjects that most publishers would say are too scary for children. Adults need to give children more credit and these books are enjoyable whether you are a child or an adult.
Gaiman also wrote one of the most popular comic books of all time, The Sandman. It was one of the first comic books to make the New York Times Best Seller list. It originally ran from 1989 to 1996 and had 75 issues published. In August 2022, Netflix released a show with Gaiman as one of the developers of the show.
So far, we have covered books and a comic book that pushed Gaiman to superstardom. But he has other books that are just as good if not better than haven’t gotten the same recognition. A standout novel that I loved is Stardust. It is written as a pre-Tolkien fiction and it stands out for its unique style.
Neverwhere, Good Omens, Anansi Boys, and Norse Mythology are also good books that have a different twist than your normal books. While Gaiman prefers writing individual books instead of book series, he has been able to garner a big following, nonetheless. Great writing is always able to stand out and Gaiman’s creative stories make him one of the best authors out there.
That was this week’s author profile. Gaiman has given me many great reads aand his creativity is unmatched. While American Gods is what got me into his work, I ended up enjoying his other books a lot more. What author would you like to see a profile of next?