Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night. . . . In a Hugo Award–winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England. . . . Two teenage boys crash a party and... show more
A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night. . . . In a Hugo Award–winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England. . . . Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares. . . . These marvelous creations and more showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance—as well as the terrifyingly dark and entertaining sense of humor—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: October 2nd 2007
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
Series: American Gods (#1)
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...
Stir in the specter of Poe, the shadow of Bradbury, and a dash of Tim Burton's macabre quirkiness -- and from the Gothic cauldron is served a phantasmogorical smorgasbord that is darkly and deliciously Gaiman.