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The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains Limited Edition
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains Limited Edition: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds | Neil Gaiman
You ask me if I can forgive myself? I can forgive myself . . . And so begins The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. This gorgeous full-color illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and renowned artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters and landscape of Gaiman's award-winning story. In this volume, the talents and vision of two great creative geniuses come together in a glorious explosion of color and shadow, memory and regret, vengeance and, ultimately, love. . . . for many things. For where I left him. For what I did.
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Linsy
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Okay, #GroupQ! I thought a novelette that‘s won the Shirley Jackson Award would be fun, so I picked four that stood out to me. Most are part of collections, which I‘ll link in the comments; the Neil Gaiman is a stand-alone. Let me know if one or more of them sound best to you!! #LMPBC

1. Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, Neil Gaiman
2. “The Summer People,” Kelly Link
3. “Help the Witch,” Tom Cox
4. “Reeling for the Empire,” Karen Russell

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shadowspeak17 I actually read Get in Trouble earlier this year, but I‘d be good with any of the other three. :) 2w
Linsy @shadowspeak17 Good to know, striking off the list! 2w
JenlovesJT47 I‘d love to read the Neil Gaiman one but I haven‘t read any of these so I‘m okay with whatever. 2w
Bookwormjillk I haven‘t read any so I‘m good with all of them. 2w
Linsy Okay team, @JenlovesJT47 and I are leaning towards the Neil Gaiman, and as you two said you don‘t have any prefs, except that one has already read the Kelly Link, I say Neil Gaiman it is! I can‘t wait to start reading and sharing with y‘all!! @Bookwormjillk @shadowspeak17 2w
shadowspeak17 Sounds good! :) 2w
JenlovesJT47 Yay! 🤗 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm
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In this dark fable set in Scotland, two men search for gold, hidden in a mythical mountain cave. The book has stunning illustrations by Eddie Campbell and beautiful prose by Gaiman but it deals with heavy themes like greed and vengeance..how far men will go to achieve their heart‘s desire. You have to love Gaiman. 🖤

#WanderingJune #mountains

Cinfhen Gonna take a pass... Gaiman just isn‘t my guy 😕 5mo
blithebuoyant I just finished The Graveyard Book and now I‘m looking for more Gaiman, this sounds lovely 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m not big on fantasy genres but I‘ve enjoyed most (not all) of Gaiman‘s books. 😊 @Cinfhen 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm @blithebuoyant The Graveyard Book is my favourite Gaiman so far (I‘ve not read all his works). Stardust and Neverwhere are my other two favourites 👍 5mo
Kalalalatja Beautiful edition! 5mo
blithebuoyant @erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve got Neverwhere on hold! Should I put a hold on Stardust as well? 5mo
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thebookishtype15
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I listened to this on audiobook and it was wonderful. It's short and narrated by gaiman himself. Totally recommend. The string quartet was so cool to have in the background

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BiblioNyan
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💀Story about a man with dwarfism who treks to a cave seeking gold.
💀Beautiful abstract realism paintings accompany the story.
💀Creepy, haunting, & mysterious.
💀Slightly supernatural & magical realistic.
💀Gaiman‘s signature paced progression & subtle air of intrigue come together for a spooky tale great for Halloween w/o gruesome scares.
💀Not kid friendly.
💀Short & easy to read.
💀Not for all readers as it‘s slow & a bit vague.
💀4/5.

MStew Need to read this 13mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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T he Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman

O ne for the Morning Glory by John Barnes

B eyond Black by Hilary Mantel

E mperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn

Y ertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr Seuss

LibrarianRyan 😁🤓👍🏻 1y
vivastory I hardly ever see Beyond Black mentioned. I love that book. 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#AugustIsATrip Day 23: I remembered being haunted by my reading of The truth is a cave in the black #Mountains. Not so much disturbed or frightened but it‘s the haunting and the overwhelming guilt that struck me as particularly salient and the painstaking patience of a man intent on vengeance. This story is once again a surreal blurring of myth and reality and the painful inevitability of man‘s greed. Full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-asw

GatheringBooks #ScreamsByMail folks - have any of you read this yet? any violent reactions if i send this one instead? @Reggie @kamoorephoto @scripturient @BookishTrish @ephemeralwaltz @danibolahood 1y
Reggie I haven‘t read it yet...... sadly. 1y
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GatheringBooks @Reggie woohoo! let‘s see if the others are ok with me sending this instead. my first choice is too thick, i think - while this is a quick and haunting read. 1y
Reggie Lol, Myra, I reread The Fireman for this group. Thin easy haunting books be damned, I still vote for Rot and Ruin. Lolol Really, whatever you want to send is fine with me. 1y
GatheringBooks @Reggie hahhaha. truth! 😍📚🧚🏼‍♀️ 1y
ephemeralwaltz I haven't read it either! 👌👌👌 1y
ephemeralwaltz I vote for this one! 1y
GatheringBooks @ephemeralwaltz perfect!! 🧚🏼‍♀️😍 1y
scripturient I‘ve read it but would read again. :) 1y
BookishTrish I‘m in 1y
kamoorephoto I‘ve not read it! 1y
kamoorephoto @Reggie - what is this I hear????! Another one unread?! 1y
danibolahood I'm good with this one! 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#PrinceofJuly #mountains
A good one from Gaiman.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve never read any of his books!! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1y
vkois88 This one looks good! 1y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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#CoolBooks A #Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds

batsy Great cover. 1y
Linsy I NEED this! 🖤 1y
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AmandaL
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I finally read this! Now I also wish I listened to the audio. The art was interesting and I liked it with the story. Gaiman writes fairytales exactly as I think they should be.

tjwill Yes! I ❤️ Neil Gaiman. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Loooooooove this book. 2y
AmandaL @tjwill Me too! 2y
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AmandaL @TobeyTheScavengerMonk It's so good. I love the opening, because it tells you everything but it doesn't reveal anything. You have to wait and read to understand. 2y
readinginthedark The audio is amazing, too! 2y
AmandaL @readinginthedark I love everything Neil Gaiman narrates. 2y
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Tamra
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Gaiman‘s narration is always a delight. However, I did feel the string quartet was a slight distraction, but I‘m probably in the minority in that respect.

toofondofbooks I totally agree! It was just too loud or something. I like those touches to audiobooks, but when the reading starts the music needs to stop lol 2y
Tamra @toofondofbooks I don‘t know why it‘s different with videos? Maybe it was just too loud in this case - maybe needed to be more in the background. 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Thanks for the tag @Moray_Reads

1. Shakespeare (a bit of a cliche pick but still totally true) & Neil Gaiman

2. In alone with a good book.

3. I thought about this one a lot and I really think I have no preference. As long as it‘s good I am an equal-opportunity-era reader.

#TrivialThursday

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"I am old now, or at least, I am no longer young, and everything I see reminds me of something else I‘ve seen, such that I see nothing for the first time."

readinginthedark This is such a good story! 2y
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toofondofbooks
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I had a 3 hour there and back commute to see my hematologist today and had a wonderful time listening to Mr. Gaiman tell me this really cool story. The audio is excellent and less than 2 hours.

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m.galehuxley
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This one was fun and fast. I realized about halfway through that I‘d already read the story in a book of Gaiman‘s short stories, but the images enhanced the reading experience.

TricksyTails I love this story! I read it while listening to the audiobook and it was wonderful! 2y
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AmandaL
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I need to move this up my TBR. #Mountains #NoteworthyNovember @Jess7

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AmandaL
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And here is my green stack for @LibrarianJen . I didn't even reuse any books from my rainbow... But now I have to re-shelve them all. 😆 #BookColorTag

EchoLogical 😍😍😍 2y
LibrarianJen 😍💚💚💚 so pretty! 2y
mrozzz WOW 2y
Avanders Ohh great greens! 2y
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Booksnob
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The truth is: I have a horrible migraine and nothing is helping, not even this gem. I want to read so bad. Stuck in bed. Ugh!

LauraBrook Sorry you're a member of #litsymigraineclub today. It's going around. So far I've been able to keep my headache tolerable, but it's increasing now so I may be joining you soon. Take care of yourself tonight! 2y
Caterina Migraines are the worst! It drives me crazy not even being able to read. I hope you feel better soon! Take care of yourself! 💛 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#LyricalApril Day 15: #TheMonster - there is something innately yet soothingly dark in Gaiman's stories that makes sense despite the monstrous elements in it that are largely undefined yet seem pre-existing, like part of one's skin, ancient primal powers that have always been there, waiting to be awakened. Eddie Campbell's art here is stellar.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Love this one so much! 3y
GatheringBooks @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Likewise! So deliciously creepy. 3y
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reader_of_the_pack
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Perfekter Lesestoff für den #allhallowsread, diese grausige märchenhafte Rachesaga!

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Seshat
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Mehso-so

Neil and Eddie captured my attention on page 1. Neil reveals back story for the main character at a slow trickle and I found myself halfway through the book in an hour. Two men seeking gold find truth in the mountains of Skye and it's not what I expected in the slightest.

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Autumnscribe
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As my first foray into audio books I was a little dubious, but am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised. This was a really great experience. The music really added to the experience. However, it did make driving a little more difficult.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A dark and enchanting tale, I enjoyed this. Gaiman is a great storyteller. A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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"You ask me if I can forgive myself?" "I can forgive myself for many things. For where I left him. For what I did. But I will not forgive myself for the year that I hated my daughter..." This is the beginning of a dark tale, a journey into the Black Mountain to find the truth. Such gorgeous full colour illustrated book! Gaiman read this aloud in the Sydney Opera House in 2010 to a sold-out audience :)

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GatheringBooks
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Booktalked all these lovely titles for my higher degree class this evening. Such fun to be able to talk about books with teachers who are taking their Masters degree in our institution.

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MatildaBaggins
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A quick and enjoyable read 😊 I really like the illustrated versions of Neil's short stories.

Bowave99 Love this story! 4y
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kdwinchester
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Neil 💕😍

PennyNotSoDreadful 👍🏼💞 4y
bookworm_1978 ❤️ 4y
Magslhalliday BBC Radio 4 did this as a book at bedtime around Christmas, read by Bill Patterson. It sticks in the head... 4y
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