>>7577386 you honestly sound like you frequent r/books.
"Literature, a body of written works. The name has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution"
>intentions of the author his intentions are to write pulp.
>perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution I perceive none, just as I perceive you as a faggot.
>>7577394 I read animal farm in 5th grade. My teacher caught me with it and asked where I got it. I showed him his own name ("Mr. Olsen") in sharpie on the inside cover and he was horrified. "This is not appropriate for you! It shouldn't have been on that shelf, please give it back." "I'm rereading it, I finished it yesterday and I quite liked it...." He confiscated it anyway and gave me The Giver instead.
I still have that copy, he gave it to me at the end of the year with an apology note, which I lost, and would much rather have.
That was also the year I won my first award for writing :')
>>7577361 ham-fisted prose, high-concept riding, trying too hard to sound clever but failing and ending up in either juvenile or cringey territory. which is a shame because he's actually well-read and able to synthesize a lot of disparate concepts together very well, and can and has done very interesting structural hijinks (but I guess that's easier in comics too), it's just that he's no good at prose, almost like he had no practice before getting into it. his short stories are a lot better than his longer prose, but only serviceable, by no means remarkable. it's why Sandman is good, he doesn't have to have his prose do the heavy lifting. but even there it shows, like at the end of the Shakespeare side-arc, when they're performing Midsummer's Night, he has this almost-beautiful sentiment that's completely ruined by the way he has a character say it, in the most trite way possible that just strips it of any honesty it might have had were it written any better.
interesting guy anyway. heard he fucks a qt 3.14 indie singer or something. i wish he did movies instead.
>>7577441 Yeah, a literary comic book with beautiful art. Like I give a shit what you think is literature, you're probably still struggling through catcher in the rye like the rest of the babbies on this board
>>7577448 Funny how that would also apply to meme trash like Ulysses, but don't let me burst your patrician bubble
>>7577475 Holy shit fuck off with your overused unimaginative shitty fucking memes. The same utter wank posted in every single thread, do you think you're being clever? Funny? No you're just pathetic. Kill yourself. No, don't reply. Don't act like you've goaded me into being epicly rused, just kill yourself. Do it now. Painfully.
Oh he's all aboard the movie train. He's been trying to get American Gods made for years and it's not happening. Last I heard it got picked up by HBO, but they've done zero casting for it. Rumor has it, Neil doesn't want to give up any creative control.
Once it does happen, and it will, it'll be all downhill for good old Neil "I want to be Stephen King" Gaiman. Then he and his buddy Chuck "I want to be slightly better than Stephen King" Palahniuk can have cool lunches together.
>>7577492 Tell me one insight into the human condition in Ulysses. Just one. Now I'm not saying there aren't any, but /lit/ can't talk about a books themes for shit but they sure as fuck will let you know they read it
he has weak poetic language, reusing a lot of the same expressions and words when he could afford to be more creative. His books are plot based rather than expressing a unique experience in a lateral way.
>>7577615 Nigga you're the one sharting over what I think of Neil Gaiman. Of course I'm gonna assume a pleb whose too pleb to find value and appreciate middlebrow entertainment for what it is is a fucking pleb
>>7577827 Atleast /pol/ threads try to discuss politics in literature. You don't have to agree with it but talking about the literary merit of Evola is fifty times better than Neil Gaiman, not that I personally like Evola though.
He's a dimestore fantasist. The Sandman was great but he stopped being that good a long time ago. American Gods was meme tier, Anansi Boys was okay, Neverwhere was neat, Graveyard Book was Shit as was Stardust, Good Omens is pretty much all Prachett, his short stories are cloudy days illuminated with the occasional flash of lightning, but The Ocean at the End of the Lane is quite good.
His story about David Bowie was literally the most cringe-worthy, purple prose crap I've read in a while and I say that as a massive Bowie fan.
>protag is Shadow Moon >Low-Key turns out to be Loki >introduces a one eyed bearded man named Wednesday who drinks mead then "reveals" that it's Odin with a big build up 300 pages later as if the reader is a moron >the middle portion of the book (Deep South bit) is totally unnecessary and is boring
He shouldve just published the Ifrit chapter and cut the rest of the fucking novel
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