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Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
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May 09, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: anthology-collection, fantasy, fiction

In collections and anthologies one often loves some of the stories, not others. With Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning I enjoyed reading all except one or possibly two. My favourites were the longer ones 'The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains...', the Doctor Who tribute 'Nothing O'Clock', 'The Return of the Thin White Duke', 'The Sleeper and the Spindle' and 'Black Dog.' The Sherlock Holmes tribute 'The Case of Death and Honey' was clever and plausible as well.

The stories are of various lengths and settings, some paranormal, some mystical others sci-fi, a couple are poems. There are murders, and ghosts, monsters and things that creep up on you in the night, tales of revenge and tales of adventure, nightmares and regrets - but love and justice and new beginnings too. And despite the trigger warning - only the stalking human statute creeped me out a bit (that seriously is NOT a love letter) - most of the tales, even the spooky ones, were fun. Though I will admit to finding it a tad ironic (in In Relig Odhrain) that a folk tale about the resurrection of a saint is supposedly more credible than a belief in God.

The cover is gorgeous too.

I am definitely going to be reading more Neil Gaiman.
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2015 – Started Reading
May 9, 2015 – Shelved
May 9, 2015 – Shelved as: anthology-collection
May 9, 2015 – Shelved as: fantasy
May 9, 2015 – Shelved as: fiction
May 12, 2015 – Finished Reading

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