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Neil Gaiman Names ‘13 Clocks’ as his WSJ Book Club Selection

Last week, Coraline and Stardust author Neil Gaiman named James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks as his pick for The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Book Club.

Gaiman wrote the introduction for the New York Review Children’s Collection edition of The 13 Clocks, and in an interview with The Wall Street Journal said of the book, “There has never been anything like this before, and there will never be anything like this again…[Thurber] takes such delight in the words. It’s like it’s written by somebody who wants to infect you with his love of words. There are poems hidden in the text. There are places where it wanders into rhyme and out again. There are all of the invented words. The story itself is nonsense in the finest possible way.”