"A prodigiously imaginative collection . . . The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explore the mysteries of artistic inspiration."--New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice on FRAGILE THINGS
"[Gaiman] is a one-man story engine. . . . FRAGILE THINGS is a delightful compendium . . . [Gaiman] is indeed a national treasure."--Washington Post Book World on FRAGILE THINGS
"The tales of FRAGILE THINGS are nibbles and bits of Gaiman's immensely satisfying inner landscape. They are fiercely playful and very grim, wisps of whimsy and wonder buoyed by the happy heart of a tragic poet."--USA Today on FRAGILE THINGS
"A powerful and oddly unified collection, a perfect introduction to Gaiman's work for new readers and a thrilling reminder to his long-time fans . . . [T]he shorter prose form allows Gaiman a greater freedom of whimsy and provocation than even his graphic work, with stunning results."--Toronto Star on FRAGILE THINGS
"GRADE: A. A feast of imagination, ranging from the eccentric to the terrifying, from the light as air to the genuinely horrific. . . . It is a fine dispatch from one of the wildest imaginations in the field."--Sci-Fi magazine on FRAGILE THINGS
"[T]here isn't much Gaiman can't do when it comes to writing."--Denver Post on ANANSI BOYS
"Peerlessly inventive . . . one of our most entertaining storytellers."--Kirkus Reviews on BEOWULF
"Neil Gaiman is a literary genius!"--James Herbert, author of THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL on THE GRAVEYARD BOOK
"Neil Gaiman, a writer of rare perception and endless imagination . . . is . . . an American treasure."--William Gibson on AMERICAN GODS
From the Back Cover
"We each have our little triggers . . . things that wait for us in the dark corridors of our lives." So says Neil Gaiman in his introduction to Trigger Warning, a remarkable compendium of twenty-five stories and poems that explore the transformative power of imagination. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that chart the wilds of experience and emotion. In "Adventure Story"—a thematic companion to the bestselling novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane—Gaiman ponders death and the ways that people take their stories with them when they die. Also included is "Nothing O'Clock," a special Doctor Who story that was written for the beloved series, as well as the never-before-published "Black Dog," a haunting new tale that revisits the world of American Gods as Shadow Moon stops in at a village pub on his way back to America.
Trigger Warning is a treasury of literary delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul.