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  • Hardcover
  • 360
  • Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders
  • Neil Gaiman
  • English
  • 02 July 2018
  • 9780060515225

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    PDF FREE [Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders] Here’s what the introduction says about Fragile Things “It seemed like a fine title for a book of short stories There

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    Read & Download Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders PDF FREE [Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders] Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Neil Gaiman ’We owe it to each other to tell stories’For years I’ve heard the name Neil Gaiman passed about weighted with heavy praise and have always promised myself to read him Earlier this fall after hearing him speak on NPR I sat down with a copy of Coraline and hungrily read it in one sitting Despite the novel being intended for an audience much greener than I I couldn’t help but be hypnotized by the charismatic voice and magical deliver

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    PDF FREE [Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders] Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Neil Gaiman Many of these stories have been released as their own story and I have read them already October in the Chair has been in

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    PDF FREE [Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders] Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman æ 5 Read I love Neil Gaiman He is brilliant imaginative and abso friggin lutely weird and I love him for it And this book of short stories and prose Fragile Things is by far my most favorite compendium of his Fragile Thi

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    PDF FREE [Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders] Look at the surprise that just landed on my doorstep D D Apparently this is a new movie tie in edition for How to Talk to Girls at Parties It also includes some 30 other short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman From Gaiman's IntroductionI think that I would rather recollect a life mis spent on fragile things than spent avoiding moral

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    Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Neil Gaiman PDF FREE [Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders] 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 adult than a good deal of his other work which can tend towards the childlike and fanciful

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    PDF FREE [Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders] Finished And it only took me well 3 months to make my way through this collection of Neil Gaiman fantasy stories 35 stars There are some great stories here but also some really offbeat and uirky ones and some that I found totally forgettable as in I went back and looked at them after I finished this book a couple of months after I'd read them and didn't remember much of the plot at allAlso Gaiman is so brilliant and creative but

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    PDF FREE [Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders] 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 rendered in a n

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    Read & Download Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders Neil Gaiman æ 5 Read Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Neil Gaiman “You can't do this to me Neil The boy went inside the farmhouse and AND? What the hell May? For god's sake what kind of answer is that? Leave the Month finish the story you”That's how much I liked this book It made me a bit violent I found myself speaking to the characters talking alone to some pages from a sane person's point of view I didn't like all the short stories for example “How do you think it feels?”

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Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders

Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Neil Gaiman Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders Free download ´ 105 Neil Gaiman æ 5 Read D one of the most sophisticated intelligent and influential graphic novel series of our time Now after the recent success of his latest novel Anansi Boys Gaiman has produced Fragile Things his second collection of short f. I love Neil Gaiman He is brilliant imaginative and abso friggin lutely weird and I love him for it And this book of short stories and prose Fragile Things is by far my most favorite compendium of his Fragile Things is a collection of oddities retellings poetry spin offs and ueer creations of Neil Gaiman s colorful imagination Some of the stories have been published elsewhere like Sunbird and October In The Chair which were included in his M Is For Magic compilation and some were published in other authors works written specially by Neil Gaiman upon their reuest A series of very short stories was inspired by an album of one of my favorite female indie artists Tori Amos who is good friends with Gaiman There were award winning stories here too such as A Study In Emerald which won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story and Sunbird which received for its author the Locus AwardThe book also included at the very last part a novella published two years after American Gods came out entitled Monarch of the Glen In the novella the main character from American Gods Shadow finds himself lured into a game with monsters I had my doubts at first on whether I should read it considering I have yet to read American Gods and might inadvertently run into spoilers but threw caution into the wind anyway The novella as it would turn out would have an entirely separate and distinct plot from American Gods I asked my husband who has read it okayI had a difficult time picking a favorite story from Fragile Things because I loved everything But I finally whittled it down to five Harleuin Valentine a short story based on the Harleuinade pantomime The Flints of Memory Lane which gave me the creeps Other People because it gave me of the creeps and some goosebumps too Feeders and Eaters for the sheer weirdness and horror of it and The Problem of Susan which retells if you will the story of Susan Pevensie of The Chronicles of Narnia after the series had concluded If you ve read the series you ll remember that Susan was no longer included in the last books as she had taken to fancy things and such and was no longer fit to return to Narnia On the other hand I couldn t think of any short story or poem that I didn t like The short story written specially for The Matrix which Neil completed prior to the screening of the very first Matrix film was of course a bit predictable as it was made to cater to the plot of the film Apart from that however it was still an interesting read and I enjoyed that one nonetheless If I were to use the word unputdownable to describe a book this is the one No one in the world I think has a vivid and odd imagination like Neil does Plus he writes just beautifully simple words straightforward language languid construction He is the best storyteller there is period And I am just itching to read of his worksThanks TINTIN for my copy Review also posted here

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Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Neil Gaiman Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders Free download ´ 105 Neil Gaiman æ 5 Read Iction These stories will dazzle your senses haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul This extraordinary compilation reveals one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powe. Finished And it only took me well 3 months to make my way through this collection of Neil Gaiman fantasy stories 35 stars There are some great stories here but also some really offbeat and uirky ones and some that I found totally forgettable as in I went back and looked at them after I finished this book a couple of months after I d read them and didn t remember much of the plot at allAlso Gaiman is so brilliant and creative but he s also sometimes gruesome and occasionally really off putting Sexual predators pedophiles murderers and people without conscience haunt a lot of these stories Full review to comeI receive a free review copy of this book from the publisher William MorrowHarperCollins Thank you

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Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Neil Gaiman Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders Free download ´ 105 Neil Gaiman æ 5 Read This is a stunning collection of short stories by acclaimed fantasy writer Neil Gaiman His distinctive genius has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King With The Sandman Neil Gaiman create. We owe it to each other to tell stories For years I ve heard the name Neil Gaiman passed about weighted with heavy praise and have always promised myself to read him Earlier this fall after hearing him speak on NPR I sat down with a copy of Coraline and hungrily read it in one sitting Despite the novel being intended for an audience much greener than I I couldn t help but be hypnotized by the charismatic voice and magical delivery and I renewed my promise to return to this author as soon as possible More recently although I was happily buried in a pile of Christmas reading I purchased his second collection of short fictions Fragile Things to revisit this infectious voice and break away from heavier reading into his eerie landscapes Simply put this collection was some of the most fun I ve had in a long time Filled with many of his Locus award winners and his Hugo winner this collection brings many of Gaiman s works most of them scattered about in various anthologies together in one binding All of the signature excellence with which Gaiman has rightly built his widespread fan base is present to prove that he is eually wonderful with his short game as he is in novel form and to tell stories which will send shivers down the spines of readers of all agesThere is a vigorous charm about the writing He lures the reader with lush simple sentences which are easy on the eyes but commanding none the less Once he has drawn you in cozying up with the reader with a bit of background the efficacious flow of his phrasing pulls the reader along through the lucid visions of his spectral creations at high speeds in an experience akin to a thrill ride than just typeface on a page While Gaiman s writing isn t extravagant the sleek simplicity of it makes it effective to captivate the minds of both the young and old alike I especially enjoyed Gaiman s way of affecting a sense of a story within a story where he puts near eual emphasis in the context in which the story is told as in the actual tale much like Henry James does in The Turn of the Screw or Nikolai Gogol does to exemplify the oral tradition of storytelling This techniue is most uniuely present in October in the Chair which earned the 2003 Locus award for Best Short Story where the 12 months each personified in a comical fashion are seated around a campfire and listen to October tell a chilling tale about a young runaway and his nighttime engagements with the ghost of a dead boy This helps highlight Gaiman s pervasive idea of the power stories hold while also allowing him to bring the reader into the story at a safe distance before shocking them This also allows the author to add a touch of autobiography as is the case in Closing Time where he admits that of the story is ripped from reality than he would like to admitThese stories are just a flat out good time From aliens to ghost and vampires Sherlock Holmes and even into the Matrix these stories will delight and frighten which brought to mind my childhood of hiding beneath the sheets reading Steven King s short stories far past bedtime There is a compelling wit and humor to these tales many of which reside just on the outskirts of any sense of conclusion using the classic horror device of allowing the imagination to run wild and fill in the cracks In stories such as Feeders and Eaters we never learn the grisly details of exactly why the man has fallen in on himself but there is enough horrific background to allow for creativity to connect the last few dots Sometimes the unsaid can be mightier than the said and the emotion of fear overrides the physical object of terror Gaiman is also a master at the twist such as the Hugo winning A Study in Emerald his Sherlock Holmes A Study in Scarlet inspired tale which he mixed with a shot of HP Lovecraft As the reader reaches the conclusion they will notice if they are versed in Holmes lore a bit an alternate reality that goes beyond the sci fi elements The most staggering twist is contained in the very short yet very disturbing Other People which I would label one of the must reads of this collection A few other points of interest are the short pieces written to accompany a Tori Amos tour book that each reflect a personality from various songs and a novella dealing with Shadow the lead character fro Gaiman s American GodsWhile many of these stories are first rate this collection does fall into a few pitfalls that comes with the territory of simply rounding up anthologized stories as there is a sense of unevenness and a fair share of filler Some of the prose poems also seem to be placed in here just because and do not have the same impact as many of his stories however Gaiman admits in the introduction that he originally did not intend for any of the poetry to be included That said Instructions a poem that illustrates the clich s of fairytales in the manner of laying out ground rules for what to do should one find themselves in a fairytale is highly creative and one of my favorite pieces here There are a few others that bring about a smile although the stories are the real meat of the collection A few of the stories can be shrugged off as well but do not be discouraged as there is an abundance of juicy tales The introduction itself is just as enjoyable as the rest of the stories the readers get a glimpse into the author s creative process as he describes some behind the scenes tidbits of each story It is always fascinating for me to experience the author beyond the romanticized perception of an author and here you can see Gaiman as the human being writing stories in hotels rooms airports or in his living room as his children run about He puts the stories into the context of his own life which makes them seem all the personalStorytelling is of major importance to Neil Gaiman In a recent NPR interview with Gaiman he stated that his enjoyment in writing children s fiction stems from a belief that it is the most influential This is apparent in The Problem of Susan when Greta says that her interest in children s fiction is because they seemed the books that were most important to me The ones that mattered Gaiman stated that the books we read in our childhood always reside in our hearts and help shape who we are and also enjoying fiction at a young age helps ensure we continue to pursue literature throughout our lives He said that Coraline is one of his favorites since many people come to him with stories of how when they were younger and faced with problems they would remember how brave Coraline was and attempt to emulate this He said that he began writing children s fiction after a visit to the library in search of scary stories aimed at 5 year olds his daughters age at the time brought only concerned looks and no books He set out to rectify this and the world of books is a better place for it The Problem of Susan briefly discusses a history of children s fiction moving from books where children were just miniature adults to ones that are pure and sanctimonious and dealt with issues that befall children in the way they perceive and react to them He shows how that pure innocent period of growth is essential before they reach the pornography and violence that befalls adulthood His method of doing so envisions a very different view of the Lion and White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia one that won t soon be forgotten The poem Locks is another place where Gaiman stresses the beauty of childhood innocence in stories and the function of storytelling being passed through generations The importance of storytelling is also a major theme in The Invention of Aladdin where stories can be a tool in protecting ones own lifeFragile Things is an excellent choice for all readers It will shock terrify and even make you laugh across a broad range of stories and poems I am very glad I picked this up and I will certainly be returning to the twisted mind of Neil Gaiman very soon I suggest you do as well He seems to be always eager to tell a story and this is probably the closest thing to climbing up on his knee and hearing him recite one of his magical tales I hope he has a big enough knee for all of us45