Pygmy + Graveyard Book

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Today, I got three new books. Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, and Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke. Of those three, I’ve finished Pygmy and The Graveyard Book. To be honest, both were quite short. Pygmy was harder to read because it was written strangely, through the broken-English voice of a pygmy terrorist. I usually hate when authors do this. It makes their books a lot harder to read.

The Graveyard Book was good, but short. Neil Gaiman wrote a beautiful book. However, I wanted there to be more, but I understood that it was meant for the young adult market.

Pygmy is the first Palahniuk novel I have read and bought. Even though I hate novels that use a special vocabulary instead of English, like Pygmy, I liked this book. I was a bit surprised at the way it ended. I expected more controversy and I didn’t get any. The ending was a bit disappointing. Still, it was interesting and made me want to read his other books.

Neil Gaiman On How To Pick Up Girls

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The Stars Like Dust

The Stars Like Dust (Isaac Asimov, 1951)

I saw a beautiful movie today, Stardust. It’s based on a story by Neil Gaiman. I read the book a few years ago and enjoyed it. The movie was incredible. I loved the way that the fairy tale setting was set up. I liked Claire Danes‘ British accent. It was almost impeccable, I was impressed. Robert DeNiro as Captain Shakespeare was pretty funny as well. I liked it when he was dancing with the dresses all made up and got interrupted by Prince Septimus.

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