Thursday, July 05, 2007

M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

The book's title is an homage to the short story collections of Ray Bradbury and is a worthy successor. (Now if only we had twenty three other short story collections to complete the alphabet.) Gaiman's stories in this collection are easy reads that hopefully young readers will get into as well as adults. It has a diverse set of stories, everything from mystery to coming of age to horror. There's even a poem that managed to sneak into this collection. Suffice to say, the language Gaiman uses is quite easy to understand yet nonetheless charming. A welcome read for any occasion, although the hefty hardcover price might detract some people from buying it immediately. Personally though, it's well worth the purchase.

Rating: 4.5/5.

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