The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman, Eddie Campbell |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds

The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds

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by Neil Gaiman, Eddie Campbell
     
 

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The text of The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was first published in the collection anthology Stories: All New Tales edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. This gorgeous full-color illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between writer Neil Gaiman and artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters

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The text of The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was first published in the collection anthology Stories: All New Tales edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. This gorgeous full-color illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between writer Neil Gaiman and artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters and landscape of Gaiman's story. In August 2010, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was performed in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to a sold-out crowd—Gaiman read his tale live as Campbell's magnificent artwork was presented, scene-by-scene, on large screens. Narrative and art were accompanied by live music composed and performed especially for the story by the FourPlay String Quartet.

Editorial Reviews

SFRevu on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE
“Part fable, part fairy tale and part cautionary tale, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is by turns hauntingly beautiful, painfully intense, funny, witty, wise, scary, and heart wrenchingly sad.”
The Guardian on THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE
“A terrifying shift in the nature of things lies at the heart of Neil Gaimain’s rich new novel.”
Denver Post on ANANSI BOYS
“[T]here isn’t much Gaiman can’t do when it comes to writing.”
Salon on ANANSI BOYS
“A hybrid of folk tale and farce that freely partakes of the comic wealth in each, slipping effortlessly back and forth between them . . . Anansi Boys is Gaiman’s tribute to [Anansi’s] trickster spirit, as nimble and resourceful as his own imagination.”
George R. R. Martin on AMERICAN GODS
“Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive; a picaresque journey across America where the travelers are even stranger than the roadside attractions.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“There is a stark simplicity in Mr. Gaiman’s prose in this deceptively dark tale of how far men will go to achieve their heart’s desire only to find that the achievement pales in comparison to the desiring.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062282149
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/17/2014
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
410,029
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Cover artist Eddie Campbell created the Bacchus comic series and the semiautobiographical Alec graphic novels, and is the artist behind From Hell (created with Alan Moore). Campbell lives in Australia. The print and ebook editions of The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains include Campbell’s original art throughout.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com

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The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
csteffen More than 1 year ago
For the first time I have to say that an ebook is better than the paper version. This Enhanced Multimedia Edition is worth every penny. With Neil Gaiman reading the book backed by a string quartet providing perfect mood music, plus the amazing illustrations, this book is perfect. Another great story from Neil on the nature of revenge. Truly, a dish served very cold and calculating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Neil Gaiman at his best coupled w awesome pics. PS To those whining about enhanced books not working on other devices: Due to the special effects included in enhanced ebooks, enhanced ebooks from b&n can only be used on nooks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haunting story...fantastic, as always, Mr. Gaiman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
what a cunningly dark story! I don't want to go into too many details because it would ruin the suspense. This is such a great edition which is illustrated by Eddie Campbell -- it resembles a scrapbook with the text interspersed with illustrations and graphic art panels and vice versa -- each element punctuates and furthers the story.
gaelwolf More than 1 year ago
I purchased this today, and the sales page says that it's available for NOOK devices and apps. It does not open on my iPad or on my Windows 8 PC. Apparently only for NOOK devices. I am NOT a happy camper!
Al_Coffel More than 1 year ago
I bought this title as an eBook. It won't display on my iPhone or PC Nook reader. I don't know what technology is being used, but I am very disappointed that B&N is selling a product that can't be used with their reader. I may be missing something, but I also don't see anything in the book descripting to warn me that I won't be able to read the content on my software.