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Signal to Noise Paperback – October 13, 1992
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If you're looking for spandex-clad Barbie dolls flouncing about and sending off the occasional barrage of soap opera dialogue, look elsewhere. If you're into ancient gods and horror beyond compare, you won't find it here.
But if you're literary jones is only sated by the kind of extraordinary-ordinary situations real people experience in the real world from time to time, the kind of story which stays with you long after you've returned the book to its shelf, stick around awhile.
"Signal to Noise" is the story of a screenwriter racing against the clock to finish his final screenplay. It is also the story of simple peasants waiting for the world to end at the dawn of the second millenium. It is also the story of the immortality of art. It is all these things and more; which will surprise exactly none of Gaiman's fans, familiar as they are with his flair for layered storytelling.
The art is a revelation. I had previously been of the opinion that Dave McKean's distinctive art style evolved during his Sandman run, building on his "Arkham Asylum" work. I was clearly mistaken: "Signal to Noise" is classic McKean; that is, the artwork is unlike anything you've seen before yet does not draw focus away from the story itself.
I have studiously avoided commenting on the plot. When I first read "Signal to Noise," I was completely ignorant of the plot and thus found it to be simply astounding, rather like my experience upon reading Alan Moore's "V for Vendetta" for the first time.Read more ›
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The first book to ever be written by Neil Gaiman for comics. And what a great job he had done. From beging to end he keeps you interested in all of the charicters. Read morePublished on October 27, 2000 by Pedro A.cortes
As Jonathan Carroll says in his introduction, what Gaiman and McKean are doing in this book is dangerous and necessary. Read morePublished on January 27, 2000
I read this graphic novel and saw the play and met Neil Gaiman, all in the same day. The reason Stephen King admires this guy is because he is able to create the illusion to his... Read morePublished on November 30, 1999
To answer a question: The term "Signal to Noise" refers to a radiobroadcasting term: the signal to noise ratio, which describes the level of music (or whatever) to the... Read morePublished on February 27, 1998
Frankly, isn't it about time someone said something bad about Neil Gaiman? A barrage of 10's isn't signal, it becomes only noise. So... Read morePublished on June 22, 1997