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Creatures Of The Night
by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli | Children's Books
Registered by wingTuttasbwing of Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on 2/5/2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by kiwiinengland): reserved


33 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingTuttasbwing from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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From the New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman comes a brand new hardcover collection, featuring two magical and disturbing stories lushly adapted to comics by veteran painter Michael Zulli (The Last Temptation). Newly rewritten by Gaiman for this graphic novel, these two ominous stories from the author's award-winning prose, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, feature animals and people not being quite what they seem. In "The Price," a black cat like a small panther arrives at a country home and is soon beset by mysterious and vicious wounds. What is he fighting every night that could do this, and why does he persist? "The Daughter of Owls" recounts an eerie old tale of a foundling girl who was left-with an owl pellet-as a newborn on the steps of the Dymton Church. She was soon cloistered away in a local convent, but by her fourteenth year word of her beauty had spread-and those who would prey upon her faced unforeseen consequences. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingTuttasbwing from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Monday, April 06, 2009

8 out of 10

Beautiful! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingTuttasbwing at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Friday, August 14, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (8/15/2009 UTC) at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway

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notnot asked for this book and I'll give it to her at the BC-meetup in Trondheim. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 4 by notnot from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Saturday, August 15, 2009

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This one I'm really looking forward to read, thanks Tuttasb! 


Journal Entry 5 by notnot from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Saturday, August 15, 2009

9 out of 10

A truly great book! I love the storyline and the drawings, they become a complete whole! 


Journal Entry 6 by notnot at Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (8/24/2009 UTC) at Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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A surprise for you! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Wow - thank you! An exciting book for me, as I do not generally read either graphic novels or books by Neil Gaiman.

 


Journal Entry 8 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Thursday, August 27, 2009

8 out of 10

A beautiful book, I liked both the stories and the drawings.

 


Journal Entry 9 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, October 02, 2009

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Just a short update about the book. Some of my students have read the book, and they had varied opinions. Most of them liked the drawings, but found the stories a bit weird...

They also liked the concept of bookcrossing, and one of them told me that her mum had found a bookcrossing book once. The book had been released by 'Haugtussa-trollet' ;-) It's a small world! 


Journal Entry 10 by wingHaugtussawing at Surpise RABCK by post, Surprise Rabck -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 08, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (10/8/2009 UTC) at Surpise RABCK by post, Surprise Rabck -- Controlled Releases

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Boka ville følge med på reise! 


Journal Entry 11 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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What a wonderful surprise - thank you! At the moment I'm actually making my way through Gaiman's books. I've just finished listning to 'Coraline' and read 'The Graveyard Book' a couple of months ago. I now have 'Stardust', 'Neverwhere' and 'American Gods' ready to be added to the MP3-player. It's been a while since I read a comic but flipping through the book I can already say that I'm quite fascinated by the drawings. 


Journal Entry 12 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Wednesday, February 03, 2010

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Read my first graphic novel in I don't know how many years. My favourite of the stories was the one with the cat. Probably because I've a cat myself and I've just reread an old favourite from my childhood about a witch and her evil cat, thus it was nice to read a story where the cat was the hero fighting evil.

The book is now reserved for a fellow bookcrosser who I think will enjoy this book as I suspect the person of being a Gaiman-fan. 


Journal Entry 13 by DitteL at a fellow bookcrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, February 04, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (2/4/2010 UTC) at a fellow bookcrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Will be in the mail later today.

I hope you haven't read this one and that I'm correct in presuming that you like Gaiman's books

Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 14 by wingApoloniaXwing from Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal on Saturday, February 06, 2010

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I confess, I'm not a Gaiman fan and usually I hardly ever read graphic novels.
But I was thrilled to receive this! A totally unsuspected RABCK - thank you so much for thinking of me, DitteL. And thanks for all the cards!
I have read only The Graveyard Book up to now (really liked it), and there are other Gaiman books on my shelf because I picked them up on sales or got them for other BCers on whose wishlists I spotted them.
This one seems very promising - I like cats, too, and I like weird stories. And the drawings look great. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingApoloniaXwing from Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal on Friday, February 12, 2010

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Marvelous drawings and two weird stories that leave behind a creepy feeling.. I loved them! 


Journal Entry 16 by wingApoloniaXwing at by mail, RAY IT FORWARD -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (2/16/2010 UTC) at by mail, RAY IT FORWARD -- Controlled Releases

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Travelling to pinkydinky who is the lucky winner of a draw.
Happy creepy reading! 


Journal Entry 17 by pinkydinky from Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, February 19, 2010

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Arrived today. Thank you Apoloniax. I love the postcard and stickers. Will read and pass on via another RABCK. 


Journal Entry 18 by pinkydinky from Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 01, 2010

8 out of 10

The book is gorgeous. The drawings are superb. The stories are both good but I definitely prefered the first one about the cat. I will arrange a RABCK to sned this on. 


Journal Entry 19 by pinkydinky at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (4/27/2010 UTC) at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Sent to kiwiinEngland today. Enjoy. 


Journal Entry 20 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Hurrah, this prize arrived while I was away for work. Thank you very much for sending it to me pinkydinky. 


Journal Entry 21 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

6 out of 10

I have read the first story "The Price" in a book of short stories before, but the illustrations make the story work so much better. I think this book shows how adding pictures can greatly enhance a story.

Thanks for sending this on. 


Journal Entry 22 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Participants List - open to more people
Kiwiinengland in Ireland
Lottiotta in UK read
flambard in UK,read
Vampirequeen in UK, read
LilyKlip in Germany, read
Tsjara in The Netherlands, read
ana-b in The Netherlands, read
tohweiee in China, read
jsmeltser in USA, read
ToXiCKiTTiKiSS in USA, read
azuki in USA read
elidanora in Argentina read
D-face in Australia read
Dancesports in Australia read
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Jonniboi in UK read
Vekiki in UK in UK read
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k00kaburra in USA, US/Mexico/Canada postage only read
izzy5000 in USA, Prefer US postage read
hyphen8 in USA, read
Dunzy in Canada read
lunacia in Norway, read
Moriquen in Belgium, read
VictoriaWagtail in Sweden, asked to be skipped
Esme-weatherwax in Ireland, prefer UK/EU posting <--- here 24 May 2012
MKtiny in UK, thank you for posting international
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Journal Entry 23 by kiwiinengland at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (5/21/2010 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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I am posting this off to the first person in this ring, via Royal mail. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 24 by Lottiotta at Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Finally! :D I've not been able to leave a journal entry for a couple of days, because of the site 2.0 weirdness. I am happy to report that this book arrived a couple of days ago, and it looks awesome. It's next on my to-read pile, which you can stalk on my goodreads page.

Thank you very much for sending this my way!

28th May 2010
Just read this one, very speedy and beautiful read. I think I actually prefer the graphic novel versions of both of these stories, they work so well visually that the beautiful artwork enhances the story rather than just alters it.

I'm about to PM Flambard for an address to post this on. :)

31st May 2010
Just PMed Flambard again, as I was worried that the PMs got lost in the site updating mess. :) The "Send me a copy" box was unchecked! 


Journal Entry 25 by Lottiotta at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, June 07, 2010

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Posted to Flambard, who's also in the UK. :) I hope you like it! 


Journal Entry 26 by Flambard at Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Was waiting for me when I got back from holiday! Many thanks for passing it on Lottiotta! 


Journal Entry 27 by Flambard at Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, June 20, 2010

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A neat little Gaiman. Two interesting stories, but leaves you wanting more! Ready to pass on now! 


Journal Entry 28 by Flambard at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (6/20/2010 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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To vampirequeen 


Journal Entry 29 by vampirequeen at Aberystwyth, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

7 out of 10

Received today, a comic, so will be read quickly :P Looks good. 


Journal Entry 30 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Saturday, July 17, 2010

8 out of 10

book arrived safely in Germany. Thank you.

Really enjoyed reading these two little stories. Thank you for sending it round. 


Journal Entry 31 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Friday, July 30, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/30/2010 UTC) at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany

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will be on its way to the Netherlands tonight 


Journal Entry 32 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Arrived here safely. It looks great :) I have read most of Gaiman's novels, and I'm looking forward to this one. Thanks LilyKlip for sending and KiwiinEngland for sharing the book! 


Journal Entry 33 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, September 07, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (9/7/2010 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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This was a nice read and the drawings are beautiful. The stories left me with a sort of creepy/ unsettling feeling... and I wished they were a bit longer..

Mailed this to ana-b today.
Enjoy!  


Journal Entry 34 by ana-b at Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, September 10, 2010

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I received the book Wednesday, thanks Tsjara and KiwiinEngland. 


Journal Entry 35 by ana-b at Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, October 01, 2010

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I finished this book a couple of weeks ago. I really loved it. Beautitul drawings. 


Journal Entry 36 by ana-b at Gouda, By mail: to another Bookcrosser in - Per post of in persoon doorgegeven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, October 01, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (10/1/2010 UTC) at Gouda, By mail: to another Bookcrosser in - Per post of in persoon doorgegeven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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On its way to China. 


Journal Entry 37 by tohweiee at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Received today! Thanks KiwiinEngland, for the ring, and thanks, ana-b, for sending it on. Thank you for the postcard too :) 


Journal Entry 38 by tohweiee at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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I'm terribly sorry for the hold-up everyone. I know it's no excuse but work got in the way and BC kinda got neglected for a while. I will send this book off at the weekend so it will soon be moving again.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Once again, a thousand apologies.  


Journal Entry 39 by tohweiee at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China on Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (11/28/2010 UTC) at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China

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Yay! Finally travelling again! Thanks for your kind patience and understanding, everyone!

Once again, I'm truly sorry for hogging it.  


Journal Entry 40 by jsmeltser at Fort Madison, Iowa USA on Friday, December 17, 2010

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The book arrived a couple of days ago, but I've been fighting my annual bronchitis/sinus infection so I've been a bit slow in journaling. I will pm the next reader and get this back on the road within the week. 


Journal Entry 41 by TemekuGirl at Temecula, California USA on Friday, December 31, 2010

8 out of 10

I received this book, and it was a super quick read. I thought both of the tales were really interesting. I was unsure of what to expect for each story, but I thought they were really original.

I will send it off as soon as I receive the next person's address. 


Journal Entry 42 by TemekuGirl at Temecula, California USA on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (1/4/2011 UTC) at Temecula, California USA

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Journal Entry 43 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, January 21, 2011

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Sorry I thought it has been journaled already. Maybe a site error or maybe I left the browser before saving my journal.
Sorry to give a scare but the book is safely here. The style is a bit different than I expected but beautiful. It should be a quick read.  


Journal Entry 44 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

8 out of 10

Can't believe I did it not once, but twice, not journalling as I should! I don't know what to say, except that I am usually more responsible than that!

I like the story and the illustration a lot, my complain is that it' too short. It should have at least 5 times as many pages. : )

This book was mailed to the next reader in Argentina on Feb 10, so it should be there any day now! 


Journal Entry 45 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Thursday, February 24, 2011

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I just received it. I´ll read it ASAP.
 


Journal Entry 46 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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I liked both storys, specially the first one. I suppose it was because I love cats besides Gaiman´s work.

I´ll send the book to the next in line soon.  


Journal Entry 47 by elidanora at Correo Argentino, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/6/2011 UTC) at Correo Argentino, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina

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Sorry for the delay. I just sent the book to Australia and I hope it will arrive in about 2 weeks.

Thanks for sharing!!

Reference: Correo Argentino RR636693089AR 


Journal Entry 48 by D-face at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

8 out of 10

Arrived today from Argentina! Looking forward to the read! Thank you elidanora!

Two haunting short stories from Neil Gaiman translated beautifully into graphic novel format by Michael Zulli. This is a very thin book which the whole family read individually in an evening with dark delight. The ominous story telling of Gaiman is wonderfully paired with the artwork of Zulli to create the characters of the stories. In the first each cat and the shape shifting devil are beautifully rendered and in the second the many owls and their perspective overlooking the ruined convent bring added depth to the fairly simple story.

Here in Australia the dominant book chain Angus & Robertson and their partner Borders recently went into financial administration and many of their stores were closed. At the time I held some gift vouchers which I exchanged for some Neil Gaiman novels which I am looking forward to reading, they are currently lurking in the basket next to my bed full of dark promise.

Thank you KiwiinEngland for organising this international bookring. 


Journal Entry 49 by D-face at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/19/2011 UTC) at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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On its way to Tasmania and Dancesports! 


Journal Entry 50 by Dancesports at Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Friday, April 29, 2011

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book has arrived safely and I can safely say this will be a quick one to read 


Journal Entry 51 by Dancesports at Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Saturday, May 14, 2011

8 out of 10

A brilliant book - I loved it. I read this the night it arrived, I'm only now catching up with my book crossing commitments. It will be moving on as soon as the next address arrives.

My first graphic novel - left me wanting more 


Journal Entry 52 by Dancesports at bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 20, 2011

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On the way to the next reader - enjoy 


Journal Entry 53 by wingdiscoveryloverwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, June 10, 2011

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Got this in the mail a few days ago but was in the process of packing to come back to work, so completely forgot to journal it sorry! 


Journal Entry 54 by wingdiscoveryloverwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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I've read this a couple of times now, and still love it! Great stories, and FAB illustrations!

I've emailed Jonniboi and will send it on asap.

Thanks for including me in this one!!
 


Journal Entry 55 by wingdiscoveryloverwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, July 03, 2011

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I've got a hold of Jonniboi and he's asked me to send it on slow post because he's got a few other rings/rays to read before he gets to this one, so I'll do that this week some time. 


Journal Entry 56 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, August 06, 2011

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wow there is a lot of journalers who's read this book, I'm looking forward to being the next one! I received this today, and can't wait to read, I have 3 other books infront of this, which I'm hoping to finish this week. Then on the 13th I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks, so I won't be able to send the book to the next person until I get back home, so it may be delayed a bit, but I will send it as soon as I get back! Can't wait to read :O) 


Journal Entry 57 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

8 out of 10

I had previously read these stories in a collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman called "Smoke and Mirrors". I don't think they made much sense to me back then. I loved "The Price" but wasn't too sure of "The Daughter of Owls"

Here's what I initally thought about the stories:
~The Price~ This one saddens me, I feel really sorry for the black cat and the Narrator should have tried to save him
~The Daughter of Owls~ A nice little story, but the language didn't help, too complicated for me

But my perceptions have changed. Here's now what I think (thanks to the pictures):
~The Price~
I loved the story the first time, now it's better with pictures, and is better than I could have imagined, I still feel awfully sorry for the cat, and the narrator definitely could have helped, poor cat :(
~The Daughter of Owls~
Still not sure what to make of this, although it's a good story, it is pretty weird at times, and the language doesn't help much, but I liked it better than I did before!

Thank you for this, I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks soon, but as soon as I get back I'll definitely send it on it's way! :O) 


Journal Entry 58 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (9/14/2011 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Sent this book off, it's now in the post! Sent to the next person in ine, I'm really sorry it took me so long to send off, I've just been really busy lately, but it's on it's way now :O) 


Journal Entry 59 by wingVekikiwing at -- somewhere in Greater London --, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, September 17, 2011

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It's here with me

I've also read Smoke & Mirrors, quite recently too, so it will be intersting to see the stories in a different form 


Journal Entry 60 by wingVekikiwing at -- somewhere in Greater London --, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, September 30, 2011

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hmm... i have to be honest I was not a massive fan of teh art work here. I thought the images would ahve worked much better as bigger panels - as this way you could noy really see the texture in them.
But great, strong stories, and some interesting image ideas
In the post to dutch-book now 


Journal Entry 61 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

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There it is. The artwork doesn't atract right away. I haven't read Creatures of the night yet. Thanks for sending Vekiki. 


Journal Entry 62 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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Did enjoy the stories. Poor little Black Cat. I didn't care for the drawings though. But I can totally see and appreciate the skill used for this. Book will travel on this afternoon.
Book has a little damage which I've already told Kiwiinengland. So careful, when reading. 


Journal Entry 63 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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Traveling to vedranaster. 


Journal Entry 64 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Monday, November 14, 2011

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Creatures of the Night landed in my mailbox this morning. At this point, having less free time than usual, I was thrilled to see that it was a graphic novel. I'm currently reading Sandman and will be finished with that soon. This one is next in line. :)

Off to PM Kiwi now, as per the instruction in the initial ring entry.

 


Journal Entry 65 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Thursday, November 17, 2011

8 out of 10

Read this little book last night before going to bed. I loved the drawings, and really enjoyed reading The Prince in graphic form. The other story ended a bit too abruptly for my taste, but Gaiman likes to occasionally leave some stories hanging so I'm used to that. :)
I really enjoyed this read. Thanks, Kiwi, for sharing.
Soon contacting the next in line for their mailing address.

 


Journal Entry 66 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Monday, December 05, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (12/5/2011 UTC) at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia

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Creatures of the Night are now on their way to k00kaburra in USA.
Sorry for the slight delay in sending, I was a bit under the weather. As it's Xmas season and the book is travelling to USA, I sent it airmail, so hopefully it won't take too long to get there. 


Journal Entry 67 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

8 out of 10

Looks great, I can't wait to read this one!

I'm so sorry that I've held onto this as long as I have; I lost track of time and didn't realize how long it had been with me until KiwiinEngland reminded me.

Creatures of the Night has two stories, “The Price” and “The Daughter of Owls”. I wonder if these stories have also appeared in short story anthologies? One can never be sure with Gaiman; I know that many of his books, from Neverwhere to Coraline have appeared as both novel and comic book, so it would not be the least bit surprising if these tales come in both forms, too.
(Edited to add: As I read through the comments previous Bookcrossers left for this book, it quickly became clear that these stories are both previously published short stories.)

In “The Price”, an unnamed author takes in stray cats at his country home. One cat in particular, a midnight-colored creature called only the Black Cat, showed up about a month ago. As the days go by, the author notices that this cat is fighting something, because it's covered in injuries. He resolves to watch one night with a pair of night-vision binoculars, and he's shocked to see that the adversary of the Black Cat is none other than the Devil itself...
This story bothered me, a little bit, because it is so very short and is utterly lacking in resolution. The cat fights the Devil, and it appears the Devil is winning because the cat's taking more and more damage every day, and...? And?? C'mon, the story's not done. I want to know what happens next!!!

“The Daughter of Owls” is a folk tale, supposedly written down in an exchange between two Victorian gentleman called Wyld and Aubrey. (Named for Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, I presume.) The narrative, supposedly an old story passed orally between many tellers, involves a foundling child who was left on the steps of a church in post-Reformation England. The only identifier on the babe was a small owl pellet, for which the villagers ostracized her. She grew up locked behind the high walls of an abandoned convent, so isolated that she never even learned to speak. Unfortunately for the poor creature, she was beautiful, and the men of the town decide to pay her a visit and find out just how far you can go with a lovely, voiceless young maiden.
I liked this short story more than the first. It was a very traditional sort of fairy tale, but with an especially dark and twisted ending. The painterly style with which the panels were colored used a very dusky, twilight color scheme that matched the tone of the story perfectly.  


Journal Entry 68 by wingk00kaburrawing at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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The book is now on its way to Izzy5000! I apologize once again for the delay in its travels! 


Journal Entry 69 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Thursday, February 09, 2012

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Looks good! I'll read it and pass it on! 


Journal Entry 70 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Friday, February 17, 2012

10 out of 10

I loved these two stories! They were exceptional in every sense of the word. I'll send this and the other Neil Gaiman book out on Monday 


Journal Entry 71 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Saturday, February 25, 2012

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I mailed this out earlier this week 


Journal Entry 72 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, March 09, 2012

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Received today - thank you for including me! 


Journal Entry 73 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, March 12, 2012

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Excellent & eerie stories...about what I'd expect from Neil Gaiman. :)

I think the graphic novel format works very well for these..but I did have a hard time reading the lettering in the second story. 


Journal Entry 74 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, March 12, 2012

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Headed off to the next person in line; since we don't have international surface mail it shouldn't take too long to cross the Pacific to BC. 


Journal Entry 75 by Dunzy at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Well, *this* shouldn't take long :) Nifty packaging, hyphen8... 


Journal Entry 76 by Dunzy at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, April 05, 2012

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Mailed off (back to Skandihoovia) for new encounters. I enjoyed the chance to catch this skinny on its North American rounds -- it's easy to see why the graphic add-on has charmed so many. 


Journal Entry 77 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, April 14, 2012

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OK, this is just so amusing (or "løye" as Haugtussa would say). The book is back in Norway after travelling the world, and I love to see that it has been visiting some of my friends before the ring started.

As I love Neil Gaiman, I am very much looking forward to read this. Arrived in my mailbox today!  


Journal Entry 78 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Sunday, April 15, 2012

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This was an utterly lovely read! But, oh, so short! I really wish it had been longer.

In many ways it reminds me of The Sandman, and I guess it is "typical Gaiman", which I love.

I will try to get to the post office next week to post it to Moriquen. 


Journal Entry 79 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Sent off to Moriquen by mail. 


Journal Entry 80 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Thursday, April 26, 2012

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The book arrived at my doorstep two days ago. But I've been having some problems with my internet. (I.e. I haven't been able to get to the BC website and everything else seems to work ... aargh.) So I took the book to work with me! Thanks for sending it my way!!! 


Journal Entry 81 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Saturday, April 28, 2012

9 out of 10

A very quick, but great read!
'The Daughter of Owls' was a nice story, more like a traditional fairy tale. But the one that I liked best was 'The Price'. I liked it because of the open ending. Not knowing what is going to happen afterwards can be irritating, but it suited the story here. I also liked it because we used to have cats, and somehow it is always the black ones that end up fighting a lot. I wonder what our Beurnie had to fight ...
Thanks for letting me join this ring! I've PM'ed Victoria Wagtail!

09/05/2012: VictoriaWagtail asked to be skipped. PM'ed the next person in line. 


Journal Entry 82 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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On its way to the next participant. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!! 


Journal Entry 83 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Thanks Kiwi for adding me to the ring. I have a few other ring/ray books to read 1st but I will get to it ASAP 


Journal Entry 84 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Sunday, June 10, 2012

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed the two stories in this book. I liked the 1st one better but both had a great mythological element to them. The pictures where great as well.

*My husband wants to read the book as well so I will send it on once he is done and type his views of the book under mine. Thanks for letting me participate in this ring

Husband's Review:
Not on par with the sandman series. 


Journal Entry 85 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Off to the UK. hope you enjoy 


Journal Entry 86 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Book arrived today :) 


Journal Entry 87 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 16, 2012

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A very quick read. Two great stories from Neil Gaiman in the style of fairytales, complimented by great artwork. Thanks for sharing, KiwiinEngland, the book is now winging its way home to you. 


Journal Entry 88 by kiwiinengland at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Thank you everyone for enjoying this book and sending it around the world.

This book have travelled so far and been read by so many, it is an exciting book to have back.

It will now rest in New Zealand for a while as I ponder what it's next voyage will be. 


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