The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

Returning home to attend a funeral, our unnamed protagonist seeks out a farmhouse that played an important part in his early years.  Upon finding it, he takes a stroll through the property and rests next to a pond.  Memories come flooding back as he recounts a tale involving suicide, spirits and terror from his youth.…

Marvel 1602

Sudden strange disturbances in weather have provoked panic all over Europe.  With Queen Elizabeth on her deathbed, political maneuvering has begun in an effort to slide the “witchbreed” (mutants) hating James VI of Scotland into a ruling position.  Before her passing, the Queen instructs Sir Nicolas Fury to arrange for the safe passage of an…

Neverwhere

Richard Mayhew is a young, successful businessman living in London.  One evening, while on his way to dinner with his fiance, he spots an injured girl bleeding on the sidewalk.  Refusing to continue on with his evening until the girl is looked after, Richard takes her to his apartment after her refusal to see a…

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader is my second exposure to Neil Gaiman.Earlier in the year, I read “American Gods” and while I loved the premise, the execution bugged me. I found it long winded and a little on the boring side. I was sure that when you put…

American Gods

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods You know all those old ancient Gods that humanity used to worship back in the day? Well, they’re still hanging around. The only problem is that without that constant devotion from the general public, they’re powers aren’t as strong as they used to be. Bring in the newly worshiped! The new…