À peine sorti de prison, Ombre apprend que sa femme et son meilleur ami viennent de mourir dans un accident de voiture et qu'ils étaient amants. Seul et désemparé, il accepte de travailler pour un mystérieux individu qui se fait appeler Voyageur. Entraîné dans une aventure où ceux qu'il rencontre semblent en savoir plus sur ses origines que lui-même, Ombre va découvrir que son rôle dans les desseins de l'énigmatique Voyageur est bien plus dangereux qu'il aurait pu l'imaginer.
Car, alors que menace un orage d'apocalypse, se prépare une guerre sans merci entre les anciens dieux saxons des premiers migrants, passés à la postérité sous les traits des super-héros de comics, et les nouveaux dieux barbares de la technologie et du consumérisme qui prospèrent aujourd'hui en Amérique...
L'univers de Neil Gaiman est nourri par les légendes nordiques. Il revient à ses sources et nous raconte enfin la grande saga des dieux scandinaves qui l'ont inspiré pour son chef d'oeuvre American Gods. De la genèse des neuf mondes au crépuscule des dieux et l'ère des hommes, ils reprennent vie : Odin, le plus puissant des dieux, sage, courageux et rusé ; Thor, son fils, incroyablement fort mais tumultueux ; Loki fils d'un géant et frère d'Odin, escroc et manipulateur inégalable...
Fières, impulsives et passionnées, ces divinités mythiques nous livrent enfin ici leur passionnante - et très humaine - histoire.
Coraline vient d'emménager dans une étrange maison et, comme ses parents n'ont pas le temps de s'occuper d'elle, elle décide de jouer les exploratrices. Ouvrant une porte condamnée, elle pénètre dans un appartement identique au sien. Identique, et pourtant...
Dans la droite ligne d'Alice au pays des merveilles, ce roman à l'atmosphère inoubliable a déjà conquis des millions de lecteurs.
À partir de 13 ans
De retour dans le village de sa jeunesse, un homme se remémore les évènements survenus l'année de ses sept ans. Un suicide dans une voiture volée. L'obscurité qui monte. Et Lettie, la jeune voisine, qui soutient que la mare au bout du chemin est un océan...
« Si on devait définir Anansi Boys, ce serait une épopée magico-horrifico-thrillo-fantastico-romantico-comico familiale, même si cela exclut son côté polar et tout son aspect culinaire. Bref, c'est un livre de moi. Et je me suis vraiment amusé en l'écrivant. » Neil Gaiman
Le père de Gros Charlie n'était pas ordinaire : il était Anansi, le Dieu Araignée, l'esprit de rébellion, un dieu filou capable de renverser l'ordre social, de créer une fortune à partir de rien et de défier le diable... un héritage bien encombrant !
Une mythologie moderne où l'on trouve une sombre prophétie, des désordres familiaux, des déceptions mystiques, et des oiseaux tueurs. Sans oublier un citron vert.
Dans un village nordique isolé, vit Odd, douze ans, un garçon à qui la chance ne sourit guère : son père n'est jamais revenu d'une expédition viking, et un arbre a écrasé sa jambe, le laissant boiteux. Cette année, l'hiver glacial ne se termine pas, rendant les villageois bougons et méfiants. Un aigle, un ours et un renard apprennent à Odd pourquoi l'hiver a envahi le pays : c'est l'oeuvre des géants de glace. Seul un garçon très spécial, malin, optimiste et à l'éternel sourire serait en mesure de ramener l'ordre chez les dieux, et la chaleur chez les hommes...
à partir de 8 ans.
Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There's a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining... And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city.Includes extra material exclusive to this Headline Review edition.
From bestselling storytelling legend Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Anansi Boys is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that will thrill Game of Thrones devotees and Terry Pratchett fans alike. 'Exhilarating and terrifying' Independent.Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault.If his rotter of an estranged father hadn't dropped dead at a karaoke night, Charlie would still be blissfully unaware that his dad was Anansi the spider god. He would have no idea that he has a brother called Spider, who is also a god. And there would be no chance that said brother would be trying to take over his life, flat and fiancée, or, to make matters worse, be doing a much better job of it than him. Desperate to reclaim his life, Charlie enlists the help of four more-than-slightly eccentric old ladies and their unique brand of voodoo - and between them they unleash a bitter and twisted force to get rid of Spider. But as darkness descends and badness begins is Fat Charlie Nancy going to get his life back in one piece or is he about to enter a whole netherworld of pain?
American Gods, the extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius and international bestseller Neil Gaiman, was brought vividly to life this year in the hottest major TV show of 2017 , and Amazon Prime video series starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning and Gillian Anderson. For fans of The Book of Dust and Mythos by Stephen Fry. 'Gaiman is a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him' Stephen King After three years in prison, Shadow has served his time. But as the days and hours until his release tick away, he can feel a storm brewing.Two days before his release date, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town.But the storm is about to break . . .Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.
A dazzling book of short stories from one of modern fiction's greatest and most imaginative writers Neil Gaiman.The distinctive genius of Neil Gaiman has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. With THE SANDMAN Neil Gaiman created one of the most sophisticated, intelligent and influential graphic novel series of our time. Now Gaiman has produced FRAGILE THINGS, his second collection of short fiction. These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul. This extraordinary book reveals one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.
Stardust is an enchanting and enthralling novel from Sunday Times bestseller and master storyteller Neil Gaiman. 'Charming in every sense of the word, and deeply satisfying' (Time Out), it will delight fans of Terry Pratchett and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as those who loved the feature film starring Robert De Niro, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett and Michelle Pfeiffer among others.Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him over the ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining . . .
There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.
This definitive collection of Neil Gaiman's short fiction will haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul.An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat. A stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his unwary adoptive family from unimaginable evil. A young couple receives a wedding gift that reveals a chilling alternative history of their marriage. These tales and much more await in this extraordinary book, revealing one of our most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.
When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard?
Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.
A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?
The griffin, the sunbird, manticores, unicorns - all manner of glorious creatures never captured in zoos, museums or photographs are packed vividly into this collection of stories. Neil Gaiman has included some of his own childhood favourites alongside stories classic and modern to spark the imagination of readers young and old. All contributors have given their work free to benefit Dave Eggers' literacy charity, 826DC. Also includes a new Neil Gaiman Story.
WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2013 BOOK OF THE YEARDive into a magical novel of memory and the adventure of childhood, from one of the brightest, most brilliant writers of our generation.It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark.
Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything . . . everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and there's only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them!Author Neil Gaiman puts his own unique spin on the Doctor's amazing adventures through time and space in the eleventh and final story in the bestselling 50th anniversary series!
In Trigger Warning, global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction, which includes a Doctor Who adventure, the David Bowie-inspired The Return of the Thin White Duke and a never-before published American Gods story, Black Dog.The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime in November 2015. 'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods.
Make sure you secure your own mask before reading. Before being transported to worlds filled with witches, watchers and big black bees, with deathless Kin and pirate girls, with things that prowl in the darkness beyond the circle fire, to find the Shadder lurking at your journey's end. But then what happens? There's always something waiting for you. There's always more. Just keep turning the pages.'We each have our little triggers.'Literary alchemy from 'a writer of rare perception and endless imagination' (William Gibson), TRIGGER WARNING is a cornucopia of storytelling: horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry. It will open your eyes to the inexhaustible supply of darkness around you, the magic and the monsters, the myths and the miracles, and to finding truths in the most extraordinary of places.
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.
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Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories by Sunday Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman is a tie-in edition to the unique Sky Arts series starring a host of British acting talent led by Tom Hughes and Johnny Vegas. Characteristically dark and strange, these four stories were originally published in Gaiman's popular short-story collections, Fragile Things and Smoke and Mirrors. 'Gaiman is... a treasure-house of story' - Stephen King.
'Let me tell you a story. No, wait, one's not enough. I'll begin again...' 'Foreign Parts', a story of loneliness and identity, and, perhaps, the joys of making your own way in the world. 'Feeders & Eaters', an eerie tale drawn from a nightmare the author had in his twenties. 'Closing Time', a ghostly story within a story, whispered in the quiet of the night. 'Looking For The Girl', a tale that spans a lifetime, originally commissioned by Penthouse for their 20th anniversary issue.
The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue. It has to be a conversation'Welcome to the conversation. Neil Gaiman fled the land of journalism to find truths through storytelling and sanctuary in not needing to get all the facts right. Of course, the real world continued to make up its own stories around him, and he has responded over the years with a wealth of ideas and introductions, dreams and speeches. Here 'we can meet the writer full on' (Stephen Fry) as he opens our minds to the people he admires and the things he believes might just mean something - and makes room for us to join the conversation too.
Black Dog by bestselling storytelling legend, Neil Gaiman is American Gods world novella that will thrill Games of Thrones devotees and Terry Pratchett fans alike.
'Original, engrossing, and endlessly entertaining' George R.R Martin on American Gods'It followed me home,' he said, conversationally. In a rural northern village, legend tells of a ghostly black dog that appears from the darkness before you die. Shadow Moon has been on the road a while now but he can't walk any further tonight, not with the rain lashing down. Gratefully, he heads home with a nice English couple, who offer a box room, hot whisky and local tales. But when the man collapses en route, Shadow realises that something about this place has been left untold. Something ancient, something within the very walls of the village. Something shadowing them all.