Book Reviews of Fragile Things : Short Fictions and Wonders

Fragile Things : Short Fictions and Wonders
Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders
Author: Neil Gaiman
ISBN-13: 9780060515225
ISBN-10: 0060515228
Publication Date: 10/1/2006
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I just wasn't impressed with the majority of the stories in this book. Some of the poetry was nice, but that was about it. It was a quick read but nothing in it was really that memorable, for me anyways.
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Helpful Score: 1
One day, I came across this book and decided to check it out. I'd heard of Gaiman, but never read anything by him (Anyone with a monstrous list of "to read" books will understand). Anyway, I'm really glad I checked out this book, because he became one of my favorite authors. I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in fantasy/mythology, odd things, and/or great writing.


1) An introduction
2) A Study in Emerald
3) The Fairy Reel (poem)
4) October in the Chair
5) The Hidden Chamber
6) Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire
7) The Flints of Memory Lane
8) Closing Time
9) Going Wodwo (poem)
10) Bitter Grounds
11) Other People
12) Keepsakes and Treasures
13) Good Boys Deserve Favors
14) The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch
15) Strange Little Girls
16) Harlequin Valentine
17) Locks
18) The Problem of Susan
19) Instructions
20) How Do You Think It Feels?
21) My Life
22) Fifteen Painted Cards from a Vampire Tarot
23) Feeders and Eaters
24) Diseasemaker's Croup
25) In the End
26) Goliath
27) Pages from a Journal Found in a Shoebox Left in a Greyhound Bus Somewhere Between Tulsa, Oklahoma and Louisville, Kentucky
28) How to Talk to Girls at Parties
29) The Day the Saucers Came
30) Sunbird
31) Inventing Aladdin
32) The Monarch of the Glen
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Starts out pretty slow, but picks up steam 1/3 of the way through. Great stories.
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Each story is a wonderful read. The best, however, is a story told by the month of December...