Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

by Neil Gaiman | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0060515228 Global Overview for this book
Registered by FuryIII on 10/26/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by FuryIII on Thursday, October 26, 2006
I am disappointed. Generally, I think Neil Gaiman is a super writer: imaginative, erudite, thoughtful, funny and horrifying. His short story "Murder Mysteries" and novels Stardust and American Gods are standouts. I was slightly less than thrilled with his last novel, Anansi Boys, and I'm even less thrilled with Fragile Things, his latest collection of short stories. I know that many of these are award-winning stories, but so many of them simply fall flat. I love Tori Amos, but including the "stories" he wrote for Strange Little Girls just seems...strange. The stories I'd give a stronger rating than "meh," would include "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch," which works well with it's alt theater/utter nightmare cast, and "The Problem of Susan."

Sometimes I just get cranky and nothing pleases me. This may be one of those times. But I was expecting so much more.

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