Wheres Neil When You Need Him?

Wheres Neil When You Need Him?

Watersofgrace's picture

I know he's not a 'Horror' author really, but he does infuse a lot of dark themes and imagry into his writing. What do you think, does Neil Gaiman hold a place in the Horror community? I would like to hear your thoughts on this subject.


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expendableExtra's picture

I've only read some of his short stories years ago. I honestly cannot remember his stories specifically, but what I do remember is that I thought that he was more like a fantasy writer that horror. I'd have to re-read some again.

Watersofgrace's picture

Yes, I know Neil Gaiman is considered more of a fantasy writer than an author of horror. However, many of his books draw on themes such as Death, Loss, Terror, Ghosts and The Undead. Books such as Coraline and The Graveyard Book are rife with these themes. He is also the author behind The Sandman comics/graphic novels, which have achieved a sort of status is certain communities. My question is more of how do you think he ties into the dark comunity and horror community? I would love to hear your thoughts. He is personally one of my favorite authors and you really should try reading some of his novels. They're great.


Miss Echo's picture

i thought maybe this thread was gonna be about Neil Diamond... he's the only Neil that matters...

thecarpenter666's picture

what a spazz!!!!1peace!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhYell

Watersofgrace's picture

I don't know which made me laugh more, Echo's comment, or Carpenter's response. Either way, my sides are starting to hurt. X-D


poisenivey's picture

don't feel bad miss echo. i thought it was about neil simon. i read alot, but sci-fi is not my genre.

johbai's picture

Sorry watersofgrace...couldn't resist...let's take it home...

Neil Sedaka

Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser)

Harlem Globe Trotters Curly Neil

Neil Carter (Nell's unfamous, retarded brother - Okay; I'm made that one up - but I was trying to keep some momentum)

Sam Neill - "Look out!!!!  It's a raptor!"

Dick O'Neil

Shaquille O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal (no relation to Shaq)

Tatum O'Neal (relation to Ryan)

"Kneel down before me and praise my greatness...or face the consequences!!!

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                                                                     The Consequences

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Peace out yall!!!

Stabitha's picture

HAHa! You guys are halarious! Anyway, I love Neil Gaiman, I think he totally has a touch of horror in his stories. Watch Coraline in the dark by yourself! I can't. The book was even freakier though.




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