Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fragile Things

Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
360 Pages

I really liked some of the stories in this collection but there were others that were pretty strange that I didn't like nearly as well. Sunbird was one of my favorites. I have seen it in at least one other collection. The story is about a group of people who get together to eat strange foods. They have decided that there isn't much left for them to try and one member suggests sunbird. The group agrees but are getting more than they bargain for. I also liked The Monarch of the Glen, which is actually an American Gods novella. Shadow takes a job as security for a party but the party is much more dangerous than described and his job is not actually security. Overall this was a decent offering and most fans of Neil Gaiman's works would like it. I'm not sure that I would start new Gaiman readers with this particular book.

1 comment:

  1. I *just* read Sunbird tonight in another short story compilation. That one does get around.