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Fragile Things

by Neil Gaiman

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Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
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  • Published Sep 2006
    192 pages
    Genre: Short Stories

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A collection that showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly entertaining dark sense of humor. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of our time.

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"Starred review. One delight after another, 31 in all, with a thirty-second tucked into the author's introduction." - Booklist.
"At his best, Gaiman has a deft touch for surprise and inventiveness, and there are inspired moments .... but most of these stories rely too heavily on the stock-in-trade of horror, sci-fi and fantasy." - PW.
"Expect the unexpected. Then savor the luscious chills." - Kirkus.

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Neil Gaiman Author Biography

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Neil Gaiman grew up in England and, although Jewish, attended Church of England schools, including Ardingly College, a boarding school in West Sussex (South of England). During the early 1980s he worked as a journalist and book reviewer. His first book was a biography of the band Duran Duran. He moved from England to his wife's hometown in the American midwest several years ago. He and his family now live in a renovated Victorian farmhouse where (he says) his hobbies are writing things down, hiding, and talking about himself in the third person. More about him and his books below.

A professional writer for more than twenty years, Neil Gaiman has been one of the top writers in modern comics, and is now a bestselling novelist. His work has appeared in ...

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Name Pronunciation
Neil Gaiman: kneel gay-mn

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