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Showing posts with label fiction. Show all posts

Neil Gaiman Reads "The Graveyard Book"

Now here's a real treat. Neal Gaiman, author of Coraline and Stardust, has recorded himself reading his new book, "The Graveyard Book", in it's entirety, and has made it available for anyone to enjoy, for free, at his website. All you have to do is surf on over to MouseCircus.com and click on "Video Tour - Watch Now". 

It's the story of a child who winds up being raised by ghosts in a graveyard. It's, basically, "The Jungle Book", but set in a graveyard with Neil Gaiman's own particular, wonderfully engaging, bent on the tale.

I was surprised when I listened to it at what a pleasant reading voice the author has. I highly recommend listening to his reading. If you're not already hooked on Neil Gaiman's books, you will be after this delightful gem of a story.

New To Magatopia

XKCD - Theft of the Magi
Newly added to Magatopia's Comics section is the extremely clever and funny comic XKCD by Randall Munroe, a sample of which you can see to the left. I can't say much for the artwork, but the funny is good. It's probably not for everyone. If you're not terribly well read, you probably won't "get it". I didn't "get" some of the math references myself. But it makes for a refreshing change from the much more common low-brow humor that's out there.

Speaking of low-brow, another addition to the comics page is I Can Has Cheez Burger. OK, it's not exactly what you think of when you think of a comic strip. It's... well... You know those pictures you see all over Myspace? The ones with those cats? And those cats are saying things like "I r drivz ur car" or, well, like "I can haz cheez burger"?... Yeah those. It's that. I love those.

Featured Magazine
One of the featured magazines all this month on Magatopia's main page is Kiplinger's. They have trusted personal financial advice, business forecasting, investment advice, and financial management tools. Kiplinger.com hosts all of the best personal financial advice and business forecasts Kiplinger has to offer. If you're keeping your eye on current financial happenings, and who isn't, this is the place to go to.

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