The time had finally come. July 9th had arrived and the weather was tolerable. I was filled with a mix of anticipation and dread. the reason for the mixed feelings is I had invited my girlfriend and she’d never read any of Gaiman’s stuff. Describing the show aloud sounded odd and weird, but I was hopeful and sure shed’d like it. What was worse was when she’d told the babysitter, her mom, the puzzled look further cemented this was weird.
This edition of Pages Reads tackles Neil Gaiman’s “Norse Mythology”! We have the whole crew on deck for this pod and we share our favorite story out of Gaiman’s anticipated book. There’s also talk about comics and we get a bit sentimental and chat about some personal stories about… stories that are dear and near to our little black hearts. The debate on Smaug’s name happens inadvertently or more importantly Dustin’s inability to pronounce his name and make it through “The Hobbit”.
Originally a kids book episode, we quickly forget that idea and break into a little Walking Dead comic action about the Whisperers. They seem like a lovely bunch of people… We discuss Mr. Neil Gaiman, and clear up what constitutes a children’s book. Pages also tries to figure out how a whole town misplaced some kids to a Piper and gets into a Lore-esque style podcast where documentaries are made about superheroes as if they were real.
There are many reasons for rereading a book. Maybe you love the book and want to relive the trials and triumphs of the protagonist (or antagonist, if you’re into that). You could have enjoyed the book, but felt something was missed, then come to find out you really did. Or you could be out of credits and you picked an audio-book you already owned; plus one or both of the other reasons. Read more “Neverwhere”
The Dreamweaver Casts His Sands
So a while ago I got mentally hooked on Neil Gaiman. If nothing more than for substance, I was hooked on the idea of Neil.
He’s weird. He writes cool ass stories. He’s the sort of weird I want to be, but I don’t know how to be. He is the man who is not afraid to write stories that capture the imagination of the old books and twist them. Read more “The Sandman”