I don’t even remember the first book I ever read by Neil Gaiman. It could very well have been American Gods, which blew me away with its dialogue and well wrought fully fleshed out world. But it took me a while to switch over to his comic book series The Sandman. Not because I don’t like comics: I love them. I just did not see how I needed images to accompany his writing. It seemed redundant. I was wrong, of course. The Sandman is an awesome comic book series with great artists contributing. And then they wanted to make it into a tv series. Ha.