I love writing about Neil Gaiman. He is one of my favorite authors and I love talking about his work. However, this post that I wrote for Quirk, takes things to a whole new level!
Neil Gaiman’s hair is almost as magical as his writing. That’s why we here at Quirk (who are BIG fans of Gaiman and his whimsical locks) have dedicated this blog post to Gaiman’s hair. But wait! We’ve taken it one step further by pairing the many moods of Neil Gaiman’s hair with a book.
Long and Luxurious hair paired with “Interview with the Vampire” by Anne Rice
Let’s start with an easy pairing, shall we? Gothic hair goes hand in hand with a classic gothic book. We recommend reading by candle light of course to get a more romantic experience (fangs not included). You could also listen to some heavy metal music as you read, since the hair is also very 90’s rock glam.
Non-Conformist hair paired with “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton
This short but disheveled hair and leather jacket makes it very clear what book to read with this style. The look practically, screams Greaser! Reading about a main character named Ponyboy seems all too fitting. Sit back with a soda pop and enjoy this banned book.
Mountaineer hair paired with “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer
If Nick Offerman and Gandalf had a love child, they would have this hair. And they would also have read and loved Into the Wild! What’s especially great is that you can be one with nature in the comfort of your home! Or maybe it compels you to go for a hike. Just be careful what you eat…
Somber hair paired with “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson
This hair is so dark and broody, it sucked all the color from the photo! Doesn’t it just make you want to grab something ominous and broody to read? Something like “We have Always Lived in the Castle” is just the ticket. Jackson was the queen of modern gothic horror, so strap in for a roller coaster ride of emotions.
Pinnacle Gaiman hair paired with “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman
Yes, we believe that Gaiman’s hair would read/recommend his own book. How very meta! Since American Gods is considered by many to be the pinnacle book in Gaiman’s repertoire. It seemed appropriate to make this the final book on the list. Also the TV adaption is coming out soon, and we are so stoked!
Long live Gaiman and his magnificent hair!