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by Neil Gaiman
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Thomas Gaffney
Thomas Gaffney rated it 8 years ago
A splendid collection from one of my authors. Will give mini-synopses/reviews of the stories.A Study in Emerald - Wow! I don't know if I've ever read a better short story in my life. Written for an anthology of stories where the world of Sherlock Holmes meets the world of H.P. Lovecraft, Gaiman's ta...
book reviews forevermore
book reviews forevermore rated it 8 years ago
Unfortunately, I picked up The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making in the middle of reading this collection, and it threw Gaiman's shortcomings and my reactions into sharp relief. Gaiman's clever, no doubt. But this is a mostly almost-horror collection of short story ideas...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 8 years ago
I feel like Neil Gaiman is one of those authors where most people either love him or hate him... but I only like him very, very much.Does that make any sense? Probably not.Anyway, there are some amazing stories here. There are also some that I could do without, like the short bits written for a Tori...
topcho
topcho rated it 8 years ago
Full review/Пълно ревю - Bla bla bla"Чупливи неща" е колекция от къси разкази и "чудеса" като жанровете са главно фентъзи, фантастика, хорър. В "Етюд в изумрудено" се срещат световете на Шерлок Холмс и Ктхулу. В "Забранени невести на роби без лица в тайната къща на страховитото желание", в една обър...
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it 8 years ago
Usually I swallow anything by Neil whole. Instead I found myself nibbling on this volume like a delicacy. Reading a story here and there and I think I enjoyed it a lot more.I had already read a few of these and I really have to repeat how much I love A Study in Emerald. I have to qualify that thoug...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it 8 years ago
Gaiman's stories read by Gaiman. wonderful. Too bad some of them were not new to me
Sesana
Sesana rated it 9 years ago
I've read this book, and I've also listened to it on tape, multiple times. This is one of the audiobooks I keep in my car at all times, because I may want to randomly hear one of the stories. There's a good variety here, too, so I can be spooked or amused or enchanted off the same audiobook. Picking...
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it 9 years ago
I really enjoyed this collection of stories. I listened to the audiobook version read by the author himself, which I think added quite a bit to the experience. It's been my experience that authors who read their own stories as audiobooks are generally not the best. While it's true that they know the...
Barbara1951
Barbara1951 rated it 9 years ago
When he is good, he is very, very good.... when he is not-so-good, he is horrid. Not the writing, the subject matter--some of which is, after all, horrid.On balance, it's 2-and-a-bit; but since it's Neil Gaiman, it gets three stars.My favorites are:A Study in EmeraldOctober in the Chair Good Boys ...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it 9 years ago
It seems wrong and somewhat sad that my favorite Gaiman book is not one of his many heralded novels, but a collection of short stories. Mind you, Fragile Things is a great collection of short stories! Some of the content herein is much more "adult" than a good deal of his other work, which can tend ...
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