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Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
  

Fragile Things

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An exquisite collection of short stories from this amazing writer. He makes the unbelievable real so effortlessly that it is easy to be swept along in his tales and not even notice how incredibly well written they are. To pick out anyone as the best would be disrespectful to the others, and I urge you to read it cover to cover including the introduction. He does things with such a simple, often dry, style that might make other writers might turn green and spit poison with envy. Read it. Read it.

Comparison: Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, Isaac Asimov (Short Stories).

If you like Neil Gaiman you might also like to read books by Terry Pratchett, Chaz Brenchley and Clive Barker.

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Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman

A stunning book of short stories by the acclaimed fantasy writer. The distinctive genius of Neil Gaiman has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. With THE SANDMAN Neil Gaiman created 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 fiction. These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul. This extraordinary book reveals one of the world`s most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.

Reviews

'Immensely entertaining ... Combines the anarchy of Douglas Adams with a Wodehousian generosity of spirit' * Susanna Clarke * 'Gaiman has a deft touch for suprise and inventiveness, and there are inspired moments' * Publishers Weekly * 'The collection also boasts lush prose...and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories. Expect the unexpected. Then savor the luscious chills.' * Kirkus Reviews * 'Predominantly dark, the stories are occasionally whimsical and satirical, and at times humorous, but the book's underlying theme is fragility and how people, dreams and hearts are so easily broken' * Sun Herald *'


About the Author

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels American Gods, Stardust, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards, his work has been adapted for film, television, and radio, including Stardust (2007) and the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated animated feature film Coraline (2009). He has written scripts for 'Doctor Who' and collaborated with Terry Pratchett, and The Sandman is already established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R. R. Martin says, 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman'.

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Publication date

5th April 2007

Author

Neil Gaiman

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Fantasy
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Short stories

ISBN

9780755334148

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