A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night . . . Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares . . . In a Hugo Awardwinning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder... show more
A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night . . . Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares . . . In a Hugo Awardwinning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England . . . These marvelous creations and more showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance—and the terrifyingly dark and entertaining wit—of the incomparable Neil Gaiman. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most original writers of our time.
Publish date: February 9th 2010
Pages no: 363
Edition language: English
Series: American Gods (#1)
This took forever to finish over multiple tries, which pretty much sums up how engaged I was with this book. I love Neil Gaiman's stories, but nearly every story in this collection left me thinking either, "okay that was different" or "wtf did I just read?". They mostly felt like the kind of flash f...
As with previous collections of short pieces by Gaiman, I found this extremely variable in quality: Anything referred to as "poetry" is execrable, as are all the "stories" that are extremely short and fail to follow any normal narrative structure. On the other hand, the pieces that follow some kind ...
Please note that I gave this 3.5 stars. I rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads.So all in all definitely a mixed bag I am sad to say. I have loved everything else that I have read of Neil Gaiman's though I did only find Good Omens to be okay/good and have no intention of re-reading it. I have alread...
Some real gems here, as you would expect from Gaiman.
Author: Neil Gaiman ASIN: B005GL95T0 Why did I read it? Well, I had listened to two other books by Neil Gaiman: one being a collaboration with Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"; and the other being the 10th anniversary edition of "American Gods", which I truly enjoyed. Given this was a selection of sh...