Some authors seem not to write books but sit beside you in the evening under an obscure light of the lamp and read their stories to you. I have exactly this very kind of impression when I open any book of Neil Gaiman, the best teller of amazing fairy-tales full of black humor and dark adventures.
My first acquaintance with Gaiman took place when I went to the theater to watch “Caroline” – a performance telling about a girl who traveled to a parallel reality where all people had buttons instead of eyes. I was captivated by the strangely dark plot and the atmosphere of absurd which ruled the performance. Later I discovered with amusement that the performance was base on the book of Neil Gaiman, an English writer of comic books, novels and short stories and a famous screen-writer as well.