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Fragile Things

Fragile Things

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Don't worry, I'm not losing the 1/4 soul I own (my mother told me my siblings and I share one soul between us because there aren't enough souls to go around anymore, due to our living too long and the lower infant mortality rate, etc. Creo que me faltó contexto en este relato (esa opinión la sustento, en parte, en que el autor explica que esta historia fue creada para un album homónimo). A Locus Award winning collection of short stories and poetry that includes the Sherlock Holmes pastiche "A Study In Emerald". A Study in Emerald' is perhaps one of the most enjoyable stories, a riff on Sherlock Holmes solving a crime for the alien royalty, told in traditional Doyle style.

That alone could have made for a great story, but Gaiman takes it one step further, introducing strange dreams that portray Aslan and the White Witch as conspirators and lovers rather than enemies. On the whole most of the stories worked and the poems additionally added an extra level to this collection.

I first read Fragile Things back in my first year of university, after which I promptly lent it to a friend, who gave it back to me three or four years later—as can sometimes happen when I lend out books. The Problem of Susan' is better left unread if one wants to have any positive re-reads of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; although I found the Susan story an interesting idea, Gaiman manages to twist it up with a kinky sexual element that benefits no one. There are a few others that bring about a smile, although the stories are the real meat of the collection.

I am still trying to figure out what happened to the anthropology professor so maybe that's why I could not get into this story. Una raccolta di racconti e poesie che spazia un po' lungo tutta la carriera di Gaiman, da racconti iniziati agli albori a un bel racconto su Shadow di American Gods, dopo la fine di quel libro.

I happen to own more than one Tori album, but she can get haunting and mournful quite fast, and I'd rather not spend the rest of the day depressed. The short story is unforgiving; you don't have time for slow bits, or parts that sound like you've read them already somewhere before.

There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won't remember and that she can't even let herself think about because that's when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it's always raining a slow endless drizzle. Harlequin Valentine' was one of the few I rather enjoyed, an unexpected metamorphosis coming to a stalking puppet. While many of these stories are first rate, this collection does fall into a few pitfalls that comes with the territory of simply rounding up anthologized stories, as there is a sense of unevenness and a fair share of filler. I really enjoyed a few then there were others that just left me feeling confused as the story didn’t seem to do anything.Gaiman just has such a special way of putting words on paper, it’s like he’s drawing in my mind instead of writing a story and I absolutely love that about his writing style. Bitter Grounds", "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", "Keepsakes and Treasures", and "Harlequin Valentine" were all favorites too. The four stories not included in the British edition are included in the British edition of Smoke and Mirrors.



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