Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (Paperback)

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“A prodigiously imaginative collection.”

New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice

 

“Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.”
Washington Post Book World

 

Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a few), #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novel series. A uniquely imaginative creator of wonders whose unique storytelling genius has been acclaimed by a host of literary luminaries from Norman Mailer to Stephen King, Gaiman’s astonishing powers are on glorious displays in Fragile Things. Enter and be amazed!

Praise For…


“[Gaiman] is a one-man story engine. . . . Fragile Things is a delightful compendium . . . [Gaiman] is indeed a national treasure.”

“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.”

“Charming, at times creepy, and good fun. . . . Well-worth adding to any collection; highly recommended.”

“A prodigiously imaginative collection . . . The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explore the mysteries of artistic inspiration.”

“Strange, or sweet, or eerie, or heartfelt stories . . . wonderfully peculiar . . . Gaiman relishes the sacred act of telling stories.”

“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.”

“Those with a taste for inventive idiosyncracy will find themselves fully rewarded.”

“One delight after another.”

“Lush prose...and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories. Expect the unexpected. Then savor the chills.”

“FRAGILE THINGS is a delightful compendium...[Gaiman] is indeed a national treasure.”

“Fiercely playful and very grim, wisps of whimsy and wonder buoyed by the happy heart of a tragic poet.”

“Readers will be reminded most in these stories of that master craftsman...Ray Bradbury...Gothic tales of high caliber.”

“A prodigiously imaginative collection...The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explore the mysteries of artistic inspiration.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060515232
ISBN-10: 0060515236
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: February 9th, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English