Showing posts with label neil gaiman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label neil gaiman. Show all posts

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: 'You'

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.  You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
Books with 'You' In the Title

This week I've chosen to feature Neil Gaiman's A Game of You, the fifth volume in the incredible Sandman series because it fits perfectly with the topic! There were a ton of neat covers to check out for this one, so let's have a look. :)

A Game of You (The Sandman, #5)Sen Oyunu (The Sandman #5)The Sandman: Un juego de ti (The Sandman #5, Colección Vertigo #248)
1992 US Hardcover | 2018 Turkish | 2004 Spanish

Sandman: Um Jogo de VocêThe Sandman. Пісочний чоловік. Книга 5: Гра в тебеSandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (The Sandman)
2016 Portuguese | 2020 Ukrainian | 2019 US Anniversary Edition

Sandman - Il signore dei Sogni n. 12 Sendmen 5: Igram se tebeUm Jogo de Ti (The Sandman #5)
1995 Italian | 2009 Serbian | 2016 Portuguese

My choice(s):
These all have such a similar vibe! I really like the illustration on the Italian edition, although it's a bit blurry unfortunately. The anniversary edition is also really pretty, and the rest are all both super similar and dissimilar at the same time so I'm having a hard time deciding which one I like best! The Ukrainian one is pretty captivating for me as well. What do you think about these covers?

What cover(s) do you like the most?

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister, D: A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber, and Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

October is yet another huge month for publishing releases, which means I'm going to once again be sharing three releases for my Can't-Wait Wednesday's this month!

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister
Publication: December 1st, 2020
Sourcebooks Landmark
Paperback. 300 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |IndieBound

"In early 1853, experienced California Trail guide Virginia Reeve is summoned to Boston by a mysterious benefactor who offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: lead a party of 12 women into the wild, hazardous Arctic to search for the lost Franklin Expedition. It’s an extraordinary request, but the party is made up of extraordinary women. Each brings her own strengths and skills to the expedition- and her own unsettling secrets. A year and a half later, back in Boston, Virginia is on trial when not all of the women return. Told in alternating timelines that follow both the sensational murder trial in Boston and the dangerous, deadly progress of the women’s expedition into the frozen North, this heart-pounding story will hold readers rapt as a chorus of voices answer the trial’s all-consuming question: what happened out there on the ice?"
As I've said countless times by now, I love all things Arctic/Antarctic/etc., plus I love exploring expedition and disasters, and I just recently read a book about Franklin's expedition, so this could not be more fitting right now. I genuinely can't wait to read this!

D: A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber
Publication: December 8th, 2020 (US)/ September 17, 2020 (UK)
Hanover Square Press (US)
Hardcover. 304 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |IndieBound

"It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from language. First, it vanishes from Dhikilo’s parents’ conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside and from her school dinners. Soon the local dentist and the neighbor’s dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off. 

Though she doesn’t know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson. And this is where our story begins. 

Set between England and the wintry land of Liminus, a world enslaved by the monstrous Gamp and populated by fearsome, enchanting creatures, D (A Tale of Two Worlds) is told with simple beauty and warmth. Its celebration of moral courage and freethinking is a powerful reminder of our human capacity for strength, hope and justice."
As we all know (or if you don't, you will!), Michel Faber is one of my favorite authors! I was completely shocked to see he had a new book, because the last thing I heard about him was that he had essentially retired from writing after his wife died, as she was basically his muse. It's honestly pretty heartbreaking on all fronts, so it seemed really special to me to see a new book from. I can't wait to dive in and check it out.


Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
Publication: December 1st, 2020
William Morrow
Hardcover. 400 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and—for one boy and his sister—he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It's time to make some PIRATE STEW. 

Marvelously silly and gloriously entertaining, this tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts and some rather magical stew is perfect for all pirates, both young and old."
Okay, so this is just a fun bonus picture book! I love the Neil Gaiman/Chris Riddell duo for kids' books, so I'm excited to get this and read it to my niece sometime!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Friday Face-Off: Graphic Novel

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe. You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
graphic novel cover – “Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel

My first thought for this week was The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman because they have some pretty wild and varied covers, and I was not disappointed. It was hard to pick which one in the series to feature, but I always really loved The Kindly Ones (Vol. 9), so we're going with it!

The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones (The Sandman, #9)The Kindly Ones (The Sandman, #9)Las Benévolas (The Sandman #9)
1996 Vertigo Paperback | 1996 Vertigo Hardcover | 2014 Spanish 

Sandman Deluxe 9: HyväntahtoisetThe Kindly Ones (The Sandman, #9)The Kindly Ones (The Sandman, #9)
2019 Special Ed. Finnish | 1996 Italian | 2019 US Anniversary Edition

My choice(s):
Las Benévolas (The Sandman #9)  Sandman Deluxe 9: Hyväntahtoiset
There didn't end up being as many of these covers as I expected, but I think the ones that do exist are interesting enough to make up for that. the Spanish and Finnish ones really stand out to me the most and I really like the subtle yet complex design of them.

What cover(s) do you like the most!?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
W. W. Norton & Company
Amazon |  Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

From Goodreads:

Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, son of a giant, blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman, difficult with his beard and huge appetite, to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir, the most sagacious of gods, is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.
Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

I've been incredibly excited for this release ever since I Neil Gaiman revealed the information on his Twitter, and it just occurred to me that I hadn't shared it as a Waiting on Wednesday post! I had to rectify this, so here it is! Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, and he is such a masterful storyteller that I feel he will do a wonderful job retelling the vibrant world of Norse mythology. I am also planning to take a Norse mythology seminar next quarter, so this release will just happen to coincide perfectly with that... 

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?