Neil Gaiman

Easton Press Neil Gaiman books

American Gods - signed modern classic - 2012
Neverwhere - signed modern classic - 2014
The Ocean at The End of The Lane - signed modern classic - 2014
The Graveyard Book - signed modern classic (signed by Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean) - 2017
Stardust - signed modern classic - 2019
Anansi Boys - signed modern classic - 2019

Author Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, born on November 10, 1960, in Portchester, England, is a highly acclaimed and versatile British author known for his work in various literary genres, including novels, short stories, graphic novels, and children's literature. Gaiman's writing is characterized by its imaginative storytelling, blending elements of fantasy, horror, mythology, and the supernatural. Gaiman's early fascination with storytelling was sparked by a love for mythology, folklore, and fantasy literature. He began his career as a journalist and freelance writer, contributing articles and reviews to various publications. His journey into fiction began with the publication of his first book, Good Omens, co-written with Terry Pratchett, in 1990. The novel, a comedic take on the apocalypse, showcased Gaiman's ability to seamlessly blend humor and fantasy. However, Gaiman gained widespread recognition with the release of his solo works, particularly The Sandman comic book series, published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. "The Sandman" ran from 1989 to 1996 and became a critical and commercial success, elevating Gaiman to the forefront of the comic book industry. The series is celebrated for its intricate storytelling, rich mythology, and complex characters.

In 1996, Gaiman published Neverwhere, his first solo novel, which further established his reputation as a master storyteller. The novel expanded upon themes of urban fantasy and introduced readers to the mystical and darkly fantastical world beneath the streets of London. One of Gaiman's most beloved and acclaimed works is the novel American Gods, published in 2001. The book explores themes of mythology, belief, and the evolving American landscape, earning Gaiman several awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards.

Gaiman's prolific career extends to works such as Coraline (2002), a dark fantasy novella for young readers, and The Graveyard Book (2008), which won the Newbery Medal for its exploration of a boy raised by ghosts in a cemetery. In addition to his novels and short stories, Gaiman has contributed to the world of television and film. He co-wrote the screenplay for the animated film Coraline (2009) and served as an executive producer and writer for the television series adaptation of American Gods.

Neil Gaiman's ability to weave intricate and imaginative tales has earned him a dedicated fan base and numerous literary awards. His work continues to transcend genres, captivating readers of all ages with his unique blend of fantasy, mythology, and storytelling prowess. As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, Neil Gaiman remains an influential figure in contemporary literature.

American Gods - American Gods Series Book 1

Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic 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 profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.

"The storm was coming..."For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

On the plane ride home to the funeral, Shadow meets a man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday, a self-declared grifter, who offers Shadow a job.Shadow, a man with nothing to lose, accepts. But he soon learns that his role in Wednesday's schemes will be far more dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

"American Gods" is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. Magnificently told, "American Gods" is a work of literary magic that will haunt the listener long after it has been heard. Performed by George Guidall

Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You'll be surprised by what and who it finds there...

Anansi Boys - American Gods Series Book 2

Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother.

Now brother Spider's on his doorstep about to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting... and a lot more dangerous.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

Other American Gods series books include:
The Monarch of the Glen - book 1.1
Black Dog - book 1.2

Neverwhere - London Below, The World of Neverwhere Book 1

Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of this major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now, this author’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these versions and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.

Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he is plunged through the cracks of reality into a world of shadows and darkness the Neverwhere. If he is ever to return to the London Above, Richard must join the battle to save this strange underworld kingdom from the malevolence that means to destroy it

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, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet.

"Neverwhere" is the London of the people who have fallen between the cracks.

Strange destinies lie in wait in London below a world that seems eerily familiar. But a world that is utterly bizarre, peopled by unearthly characters such as the Angel called Islington, the girl named Door, and the Earl who holds Court on a tube train.

Now a single act of kindness has catapulted young businessman Richard Mayhew out of his safe and predictable life and into the realms of "Neverwhere." Richard is about to find out more than he ever wanted to know about this other London. Which is a pity. Because Richard just wants to go home...

The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text” and including the special Neverwhere tale, How the Marquis Got His Coat Back.

Other London Below, The World of Neverwhere series books include:
How the Marquis Got His Coat Back - book 1.5
The Seven Sisters - book 2

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie magical, comforting, wise beyond her years promised to protect him, no matter what.

A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.

The Graveyard Book

In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a perfectly normal boy. Well, he would be perfectly normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the world of the dead.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are beings such as ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.

There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard: the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer; a gravestone entrance to a desert that leads to the city of ghouls; friendship with a witch, and so much more.

But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod's family.

A deliciously dark masterwork by bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal and is a Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel.


In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.

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...

Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie where nothing not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.

A breathtaking and magical novel from master storyteller Neil Gaiman.

Stardust is an utterly charming fairy tale in the tradition of The Princess Bride and The Neverending Story. Neil Gaiman, creator of the darkly elegant Sandman comics and author of The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, tells the story of young Tristran Thorn and his adventures in the land of Faerie. One fateful night, Tristran promises his beloved that he will retrieve a fallen star for her from beyond the Wall that stands between their rural English town (called, appropriately, Wall) and the Faerie realm. No one ever ventures beyond the Wall except to attend an enchanted flea market that is held every nine years (and during which, unbeknownst to him, Tristran was conceived). But Tristran bravely sets out to fetch the fallen star and thus win the hand of his love.

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