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Fragile Things

Short Fictions and Wonders

About the Book

“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!

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Critical Praise

“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

“[Gaiman] is a one-man story engine. . . . FRAGILE THINGS is a delightful compendium . . . [Gaiman] is indeed a national treasure.” —Washington Post Book World

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

“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

“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

“Those with a taste for inventive idiosyncracy will find themselves fully rewarded.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“One delight after another.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Lush prose...and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories. Expect the unexpected. Then savor the chills.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Charming, at times creepy, and good fun . . . [W]ell-worth adding to any collection; highly recommended.” —Library Journal

“FRAGILE THINGS is a delightful compendium...[Gaiman] is indeed a national treasure.” —Washington Post Book World

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

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

“A prodigiously imaginative collection...The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explore the mysteries of artistic inspiration.” —New York Times Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060515232
  • ISBN 10: 0060515236
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 02/09/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 9.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Media Tie-In
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

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