Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

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HarperCollins, May 22, 2018 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Includes the Story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” - Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Nicole Kidman

A24 Film Directed by John Cameron Mitchell also Stars Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson

“A prodigiously imaginative collection. . . . The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explores the mysteries of artistic inspiration.”—New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice

Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares . . .

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night . . .

In a Hugo Award–winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England . . .

These marvelous creations and more showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance—and the terrifyingly dark and entertaining wit—of the incomparable Neil Gaiman. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most original writers of our time.

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User Review  - villemezbrown - www.librarything.com

This was a middling short story by Gaiman and the graphic adaptation really doesn't improve upon his prose. I'm shocked to see this is slated for a movie adaptation in 2017. How will something so slight possibly be stretched out for a movie? Read full review

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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

Completely amazing...conceptually masterful....dazzlingly beautiful. Intergalactic tourism...The description of "world" from that perspective, the hint of Atlantians, the spiritual/angel/demon inferences.... I'll be thinking about this gem for a long time. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

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