Fragile Things is another collection of short stories and poetry by Neil Gaiman. And just like in Smoke and Mirrors, the poetry didn’t do much for me. But as they’re a free bonus to the stories and I don’t have to read them, no big deal. But most of the stories were as wonderful as always.
While I could ramble on for a bit, I won’t. I’ll just put up some links to stories and poems from this book, and let you figure it out for yourself.
- A Study in Emerald [5.1MB PDF File]
- Locks — a poem
- Instructions — a poem
- How to Talk to Girls at Parties
If you could only read one, I recommend the first one, which is a cross-over between Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft. Unless you believe that The Matrix is all that. In that case, go with Goliath. All that’s now left for me to add is that based on two related stories (Treasures and Keepsakes and The Monarch of the Glen), I think I might need to find myself a copy of American Gods soonish.
- Book read
- Neil Gaiman — Fragile Things: Short Fictions & Wonders
- First line
- I think … that I would rather recollect a life misspent on fragile things than spent avoiding moral debt.