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Neil Gaiman has been my favourite writer for years now (and not just because he has awesome hair). He writes exactly the kind of stuff I wish I could, and I always look forward to experiencing anything he’s connected to in even the vaguest way.
So yeah, I can’t say that I’m entirely unbiased when I say that he really deserves this award, but the fact remains that The Graveyard Book is an absolutely fabulous book, both for children and adults. (Even though I thought that chapter about the dancing was a bit pointless.)
Well, what started off with me the possible demise of Batman as we know him has turned into a big thing about the nature of plot in general and endings in particular. I’m going to be discussing a number of endings, so it’s pretty safe to say that there will be spoilers in this post. If you don’t want to know what happens to Batman (both now and in Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns) or Captain America, or the endings of of The Dark Tower, The Great Gatsby, Gaiman’s The Sandman, The Shining, The Sun Also Rises or Great Expectations, don’t read on.