Best Neil Gaiman Books

Best Neil Gaiman Books Ranked

Neil Gaiman is an acclaimed English author who has written novels, comic books, graphic novels, films, and nonfiction, among others. He is most famous for his comic book series The Sandman and is the only author to win both the Newbery and Carnegie medals for the same book, The Graveyard Book. His book entitled The Ocean at the End of the Lane won the British National Book Awards’ Book of the Year award. 

Some of his most well-known novels include Stardust, Coraline, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book. Some of his other extraordinary work includes the following:

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27. InterWorld

InterWorld (Inter World Trilogy Book 1)
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Joey is an average kid except for one thing: he lives in a world with many alternate truths. When he teams up with several versions of himself, he isn’t sure quite what to make of it or what to do first.


26. M is for Magic

M Is for Magic
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Perfect for lovers of this author, it is a collection of some of his best stories, including Sunbird, Troll Bridge, Don’t Ask Jack, The Witch’s Headstone, and October in the Chair, as well as a few others that always provide you with the unexpected.


25. Marvel 1602

Marvel 1602
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4.603.943.884.14
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In this tale, Gaiman takes characters such as Spider-Man, X-Men, and the Fantastic Four and tells what their lives would be like if they had lived 400 years earlier, complete with sorcery and other 17th-century science and techniques.


24. Anansi Boys

Anansi Boys (American Gods Book 2)
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4.604.023.934.18
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Fat Charlie’s life changed when his dad dropped dead. Only then did he find out that his dad was a god and that he had a brother he never knew. Now his brother is in his life to make it more interesting, and more dangerous.


23. The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
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4.504.004.074.19
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When a middle-aged man goes back to where he grew up for a funeral, it starts flooding him with memories of life when he was a kid. This includes a remarkable, unusual girl named Lettie who promised to always protect him. But, protect him from what?


22. Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants
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4.703.973.944.20
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Odd has to walk with a crutch but runs away from home and meets three creatures with a strange story to tell. Winter is not ending, and the four of them must plunge into a dangerous world in order to figure out why.


21. American Gods

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
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4.504.104.084.23
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When Shadow’s wife dies right before he is released from prison, he goes on a journey with a former god named Mr. Wednesday. The journey is scary and brings the readers deep into the soul of America, with results that are not always pleasant.


20. Stardust

Stardust
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In a tiny town called Wall, Tristan is trying to make Victoria love him and he even promises to retrieve a fallen star as a token of his love. But to get that star, he has to enter a strange and dangerous world that exists beyond Wall, a world he’s never known before.


19. Fortunately, the Milk

Fortunately, the Milk
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Experience time travel and see what happens after a dad buys milk for the family’s breakfast cereal and then sees a big silver disc hovering in the air when he walks out of the store. Odd and hilariously funny, this is one story that you’ll never forget.


18. Coraline

Coraline 10th Anniversary Enhanced Edition
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4.804.053.994.28
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When Coraline explores her new home, she finds a locked door that seemingly leads to nowhere. What she finds when she finally gets the door open is beyond belief, and there are other children there who can’t seem to find their way home.


17. Neverwhere

Neverwhere: A Novel
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4.604.164.104.29
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Neverwhere is a land filled with people who fell through the cracks: murderers, angels, saints, and monsters. When Richard Mayhew extends an act of kindness and ends up in this world, it ends up being far more than he bargained for.


16. Death: The Time of Your Life

Death: The Time of Your Life #1 (of 3)
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When a rising musician threatens to reveal the true sexual orientation of Death incarnate, she decides to make herself present. This is an intelligent and very honest look at death that most people haven’t been exposed to before.


15. Death: The High Cost of Living

Death: The Deluxe Edition (Death: The High Cost of Living)
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4.604.194.144.31
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When Death makes her once-a-century visit to the mortal world, she befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year-old homeless woman find her heart. Along the way, they all learn something new.


14. The Wolves in the Walls

The Wolves in the Walls
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Lucy hears the distinct sounds of wolves within the walls of her home. The trouble is that everyone knows that if the wolves are freed, bad things can happen.


13. The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book
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Bod is a normal boy except that he lives in a graveyard and is being raised by ghosts. The thing is that he isn’t scared of the graveyard, only the world beyond that where his family’s killer resides.


12. Good Omens

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
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4.704.244.264.40
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Everything that signals the end of times is beginning to happen, except that no one knows where the antichrist is. A demon and angel duo is still on the earth and love it there.


11. The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition
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4.804.234.214.41
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In Gaiman’s first volume of this graphic novel, you’re exposed to an occultist who is trying to capture Death but captures Dream instead. When Dream’s sentence is over, he goes out looking for his lost objects of power.


10. The Sandman Vol. 03: Dream Country

The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country 30th Anniversary Edition
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4.804.244.244.43
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This is a selection of four comic book stories and only mentions Dream AKA Morpheus occasionally, but mentions the mother of his son and other interesting parts a little more often.


9. The Sandman Vol. 11: Endless Nights

Sandman Vol. 11: Endless Nights 30th Anniversary Edition
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4.904.344.224.49
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This book consists of seven different stories, each telling the story of one of the seven Endless siblings. It is haunting, erotic, and scary all at the same time.


8. The Sandman Vol. 05: A Game of You

The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You 30th Anniversary Edition
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4.804.434.324.52
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This is a story that contains an apartment, a drag queen, a lesbian couple, several talking animals, a confused heroine, a severed head that talks, and the deadly Cuckoo, all contributing to a great story!


7. The Sandman Vol. 06: Fables & Reflections

The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables & Reflections 30th Anniversary Edition
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4.804.444.344.53
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In this story, Dream AKA Morpheus continues to interact with numerous unique and interesting characters including spies, kings, werewolves, and explorers to complete this part of the saga.


6. The Sandman Vol. 02: The Doll’s House

The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House 30th Anniversary Edition
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While Morpheus is incarcerated, three dreams escape into the world and a woman named Rose is looking for her younger brother. Soon, their worlds merge with some very interesting consequences.


5. The Sandman Vol. 08: Worlds’ End

The Sandman Vol. 8: World's End 30th Anniversary Edition
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4.904.474.374.58
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Two people are staying at an inn and learn that they are in the middle of a “reality storm.” From that point forward, nothing is the same for either of them.


4. The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake

Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake 30th Anniversary Edition
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Morpheus has a tragic fall and is no more, while his friends, siblings, lovers, and enemies all come together to mourn him properly.


3. The Sandman Vol. 04: Season of Mists

The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists 30th Anniversary Edition
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4.904.544.454.63
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Morpheus has to return to Hell to rescue a woman who he left there eons ago. But Lucifer has already vowed to destroy him, so he has no idea how the trip will turn out.


2. The Sandman Vol. 07: Brief Lives

The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives 30th Anniversary Edition
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4.904.544.474.64
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Delirium and older brother Dream set out to find their sibling, and along the way they run into various deities and immortal humans. They’re headed straight to the world of Orpheus to learn firsthand about consequences and fate.


1. The Sandman Vol. 09: The Kindly Ones

Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones 30th Anniversary Edition (The Sandman)
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When Lyta Hall’s baby is taken from her, she is grief-stricken. But getting him back might mean a huge sacrifice that affects not just her, but everyone in her world.


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