Short Fictions and WondersBook - 2006
--Washington Post Book World Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a few), #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novel series. A uniquely imaginative creator of wonders whose unique storytelling genius has been acclaimed by a host of literary luminaries from Norman Mailer to Stephen King, Gaiman's astonishing powers are on glorious displays in Fragile Things. Enter and be amazed!
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"This collection of short stories is engaging and sort of terrifying. The stories range from tiny to sprawling, but all pack a punch. The best of the collection— "Bitter Grounds"—may qualify as literary fiction. Fragile Things is one of two books that made me want to write Headston... Read More »
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"We owe it to ourselves to tell stories, as people simply, not as father and daughter. I tell it to you for the hundredth time." - a quotation from the poem "Locks".
“Know that diamonds and roses are as uncomfortable when they tumble from one's lips as toads and frogs: colder, too, and sharper, and they cut.”
- a quotation for the poem "Instructions"
"And if I could," my father wrote to me,
huge as a bear himself, when I was younger,
"I would dower you with experience, without experience."
and I, in my turn, would pass that on to you.
But we make our own mistakes. We sleep unwisely.
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We owe it do each other to tell stories, as people simply. This collection of short stories and poems does just that.
For note is "Instructions", a poem of instructions about what to do if you find yourself in a fairy tale.
"Locks" is retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" as Neil Gaiman would recite to his own daughter.