Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
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“A prodigiously imaginative collection.”

New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice

 

“Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.”
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!

 

About Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman is the nationally bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, the only book ever to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie Medals. He lives near Minneapolis, MN. You can visit him online at www.mousecircus.com.Michael Reaves is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and novelist who has written, story-edited, or produced nearly four hundred teleplays for various series. He lives in California. You can visit him online at www.michaelreaves.com.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by William Morrow. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction

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But the theme that recurs most beguilingly is his exploration of the relationship between dreams and creative inspiration: both are unpredictable, intensely personal and, as one character points out, intangible yet composed from discrete building blocks, “made of viewpoints, of images, of memorie...

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Publishers Weekly

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The 30 short stories and poems in this collection vary widely in theme and tone, from the dark, recursive ""Other People"" to the witty, R.A.

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BC Books

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In his introduction to his most recent collection of writings, Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman explains how the title refers both to the topics of the included material and the nature of stories themselves.

Oct 28 2006 | Read Full Review of Fragile Things: Stories

Book Reporter

It should come as no surprise to find that Neil Gaiman dedicates FRAGILE THINGS to Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison and the late Robert Sheckley.

Oct 02 2007 | Read Full Review of Fragile Things: Stories

Entertainment Weekly

You can tell because in Fragile Things, his second story collection, he can't resist using many of the pieces as stages themselves, having deftly drawn characters tell strange, or sweet, or eerie, or heartfelt stories to others (as when, for example, October thrills the other months of the year ...

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The Independent

Neil Gaiman has from time to time written conventional short stories, often for particular slots in books or else online.

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SFFWorld.com

There are stories here that have won the Locus Short Story Awards for 2004, 2005 & as well as the Hugo Award for Short Story (for 2004).

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Boomtron

Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds’ eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks.

Feb 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Fragile Things: Stories

The Nervous Breakdown

But I know other people think I’m interesting but I don’t know what it is.

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The Zone

These settle into the volume, though, thanks to Gaiman's introduction, which repeats the motif of a number of the stories in having a framing narrative as well as the central story.

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