I started this book last night and i'm really enjoying it.The writing reminds me a lot of Douglas Adams.
Any thoughts/opinions? is this book popular here?
I have no real interest in Gaiman's stuff (not into graphic novels) but if I enjoy this will I enjoy reading the Discworld novels?
OP here. I worked at a bookstore for a few years and he was really popular with the tumblr-girl crowd. also seemed like teen-lit to me and so I have very little interest in reading his stuff.
Also i dont do graphic novels.
You should ask in the fantasy/sci-fi thread about discworld. In general I've found that Gaiman is pretty comfy when writing short stories but most of his writing is literally meant for little kids, 10 or younger. /lit/ tends to get offended when they don't know the clear target of something, also there's a reddit witchhunt going on.
Pretty much this. The humor comes across way more in Pratchett's style. I enjoy reading Pratchett more than Gaiman (at least in terms of novels,... Sandman is pretty good). Gaiman's humor was way weaker in American Gods.
Gaiman knows he doesn't write only for adults, and he doesn't pretend to. That doesn't mean he insults his audience or is a bad writer, compared to John Green he's a god.
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i hated this pseudointellectual masturbatory wreck and hope no on ever touches it. i cant believe i let someone trick me into reading it even though there is nothing about the plot summary that would have caused me to pick it up on my own. i say that because even the structure is shit.
sorry, I thought this was a literature discussion board. I didn't realize it was a /lit/-approved-only discussion board.
Christ, even /mu/ discusses music outside of /mu/core without having to spout retarded memes to preserve some false sense of identity and pseudo-superiority for only liking certain types of literature.
I haven't been on /lit/ in a year or so and holy fuck, what happened?
I know you're rusing, but you need some realism here. An actual /lit/erate would never say anything like
>Under no circumstances will you ever praise any book taught in a standard high school curriculum as anything but an enjoyable read from your past
..unless Clapistani schools don't teach Shakespeare or something.
If you want to discuss genre fiction then you will feel at home at Reddit. If we want to discuss high literature then we won't feel at home there or anywhere else on the internet. Why take what little we have?
>pseudointellectual masturbatory wreck
Wut. How do you figure that? It's a silly, easy-to-read comedy complete with film references. You make it sound like they were going for Ulysses II or something.