Shadow, a big and tough man enamored of coin tricks, has just finished three years of imprisonment. His wife has just been killed with his best friend, so he has few options and decides to work as a bodyguard and errand runner for a mysterious and powerful character who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. Wednesday takes Shadow all over the U.S., running con jobs, being introduced to gods (old and young, good and sinister, primitive and high-tech), and graduall... Anansi Boys
After his father's funeral, Fat Charlie discovers two secrets that change his life; his father was the trickster god Anansi, and he has a brother he never knew about. Fat Charlie is an accountant working for a small time talent agency in London. He lives a humdrum life and is engaged to marry a girl he's not sure he loves.
Growing up, Fat Charlie was perpetually mortified by his father, a larger than life figure with flamboyant taster and prone to emb... Coraline
Coraline, a slightly pouty and apathetic girl, moves into a new flat with her parents where she finds that the only interesting thing to do is explore. She explores the gardens until the day it rains when she decides to exploe the house. She finds a door that leads to nothing but a brick wall-- At first. One day she opens it and finds an alternate flat, very much like her own, but not quite. The colors are a little brighter, the food is a little bett... Interworld
Joey Harker teams up with all of his alternate selves from parallel universes to fight a battle between science and religion. Joey Harker, a teenage American boy, finds out that he is not alone in the altiverse, a word used in the novel to describe all the universes that make up the cosmos. There are hundreds and hundreds of versions of Joey, just like him, and they all live in different universes parallel to his own (and each with a variation on his nam...
Richard Mayhew, a young Scot who has been working in an office in London for three years and dating a rich girl, encounters a wounded girl in the street and decides to help her. "Door," as she is known, turns out to be a magical being from London Below, the rich and dangerous universe of talking creatures, spirits good and evil, and street people that inhabit the London subway system, abandoned tunnels, and other areas below the city. When Richard tries ... Sandman: The Dream Hunters
This book is a retelling of a Japanese fairy tale, with occasional glimpses of Dream and others from the Sandman books. The book begins with a wager between a fox and a badger. When the badger leaves, the fox stays. The fox has fallen in love with the monk she and the badger played tricks on, even though she realizes she and the monk cannot be together. Although she can shapeshift and become a woman, she is still a fox and he is still a man. When sh... Snow, Glass, Apples
An eerie retelling of the classic Snow White fairy tale told from the Queen's point of view. Gaiman at his horrific best.... Stardust
In the village of Wall, on the border between the 'real' world and Faerie, there lives Tristran Thorn, a bored and discontented farmer's son who dreams of adventure. When he makes a rash promise to retrieve a fallen star for the woman he loves, it sends him into Faerie on a journey more difficult and more dangerous than he bargained for. For he is not the only one who seeks the star. Others search for it as well... and they do not take kindly to competit... The Doll's House - Sandman 2
After his long imprisonment for most of the 20th century, Dream (aka Sandman or Morpheus) has a lot of catching and cleaning up to do. Four members of the Dreaming have gone missing: Brute, Glob, the Corinthian, and Fiddler's Green. Also disturbing is the fact that a Vortex has appeared on Earth, in the person of Rose, the 20-year-old granddaughter of Unity Kincaid, who was in a coma-sleep through most of the 20th century while Dream was imprisoned. Rose... The Graveyard Book
A young boy grows up among ghosts in a graveyard after his family is murdered. Young Bod (short for Nobody) is a fourteen year old boy who has lived in a graveyard since he was an toddler.
When he was a baby, a man with a knife murdered his family, the boy crawled up the hill to a nearby graveyard where the ghosts found him. Feeling sorry for him, and on the advice of a spirit called The Lady of the Gray, the ghostly Owens couple raised him as their o...