Comment: Gaiman, Bradbury, and Miyazaki interviews and whatnot

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Gaiman, Bradbury, and Miyazaki interviews and whatnot

Neil Gaiman is interesting to me.

He is a prolific writer, but I have only ever loved American Gods from him. I don’t hate the other stuff I have read, Stardust and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, it’s just not always my style, but again… American Gods is a timeless masterpiece .

Anyways, I stumbled upon this interview on soundcloud because I do like listening to him as he is smart. It’s kinda long, but a name jumped out to me. Hayao Miyazaki…. ‘I have recently heard this name…’ I thought to myself…. Turns out it was right here at the DP in this thread.

I never saw Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke. As much as I love fiction and children’s/young adult literature/stories, for some reason I never made my way to those stories, in this interview when he talks about Miyazaki he discusses how they both still have a love and understanding of childhood which is why he thinks their styles are so similar.

In my stream this came up next. It is shorter, and kind of unrelated to this thread but really interesting. It is his thoughts on Ray Bradbury and how frustrating it must have been for him to lose his words. It was a birthday present he wrote for Ray. It’s almost poetic. Actually I suggest this one over the one above. I thought about making it it's own post because Gaiman and Bradbury probably have some fans here and it is so well written/read.