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Selections from Fragile Things, Volume One: 4 Short Fictions and Wonders (Fragile Things #1)

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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 o
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Published February 3rd 2009 by William Morrow (first published January 23rd 2009)
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Sherlock Holmes meets the Cthulhu Mythos in one of the best, most original mash ups of all a wonderful GAIMANesque ghost story in honor of Ray Bradbury.

Fragile Things, Comprehensive Review Part I...and so it begins. This collection is in my All Time Top 5 for best single author compilation of short fiction ever. If you are a fan of Neil Gaiman’s novels or his work on Sandman and have never read his short fiction, this is a wonderful place to start. I have now read/listened to the col
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The Monarch of the Glen by Neil Gaiman, a novella from the Fragile Things collection, is a sequel to Gaiman’s American Gods. The story follows protagonist Shadow while visiting Scotland. It explores some of Scotland’s mythos in the same way American Gods explored the old and new gods of America.

To say too much about the plot would spoil it, but there you garner interesting tidbits about Shadow as he tries to escape the escapades that occurred in America. For one, you learn his real
Mar 28, 2012 Jeremie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bottom line: Selections from Fragile Things is a good pick of short stories (3) and a poem (1) from the larger collection. The picks made me want to buy the full Fragile Things collection.

These stories went from fable, "The Mapmaker", to mystery, "A Study in Emerald", to a fairy tale/poem in, "The Fairy Reel", to a campfire tale, told by a month of the year, "October in the Chair".

These are real "story" stories, as much worthy of being told hundreds of years ago as they are adequate for being
Feb 04, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book features only Neil Gaiman's intelligent and fun short stories. Gaiman writes with apparent ease because of his immense talent. The New Yorker profiled him a few weeks ago.

Happily I call myself a dedicated fan.
May 09, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Love this book. It has a place next to my bed so that it's ready to be read at anytime. Again and again. While there are many stories in Fragile Things I love, my favorite without a doubt is "October Sits in the Chair."
It's hard to categorize Gaiman's short stories, so I categorized this with all semi-applicable bookshelf titles!

Some of these were more brilliant than others, but they were all captivating.
Lauren Deland
There are hits and misses in this collection of short fictions and poems, but "Sunbird," "Bitter Grounds," and "Keepsakes and Treasures" are particularly good.
Dec 14, 2013 Stacey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the introduction, I thought I was getting several stories. However, this only contained 3. Four if you count the "Mapmaker." Lovely writing. I found A Study in Emerald weird, but well written.
Some entertaining stories from Neil Gaiman. A story about aliens, a poem, and the months of the year telling stories.
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