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Stories, Neil Gaiman informs in the introduction, are fragile things made up of 26 letters (more if you want to use phonetic symbols), ink and paper. Her last thought, before that bullet, was that she was four months' pregnant, and that if we do not fight to create a future there will be no future for any of us. I'm not much for poetry, and I didn't really get much out of the poems that were included here, so I couldn't give this one a 5 star rating, but aside from that, I loved this collection. The sheer diversity of narrative techniques and styles and literary devices within this volume is dazzling and marvellous. In a Hugo Award-winning short story set in a strangely altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder .

She now lives in a condo in Miami, a tiny French woman with white hair, with a daughter and a grand-daughter.They all have layers that just work so beautifully together, and you can see them in the way that makes sense to you. Unless we are talking about stories/poems like "A Study in Emerald", "October in the Chair", "The Flints of Memory Lane", "Instructions" or "Other People". Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they've been spoken-and what could be more frail than that?

Esta es una de las historias lo suficientemente importantes para tener una breve alusión en la contraportada del libro. He said that Coraline is one of his favorites since many people come to him with stories of how when they were younger and faced with problems, they would remember how brave Coraline was and attempt to emulate this. The writing itself is not that good, and uses an awful lot of cliches, in a kind of casual, isn't this amusing? I know publishers like to cash in on popular authors, but if, like me, this is the first Gaiman you pick up, it's doubtful it would make you want to read more.However, for me, his writing is very uneven, and feels like it would benefit from longer incubation, and perhaps closer affinity with whatever genre he prefers. A few other points of interest are the short pieces written to accompany a Tori Amos tour book that each reflect a personality from various songs, and a novella dealing with Shadow, the lead character fro Gaiman's American Gods. Sunbird" (4 stars)- I liked the whole thing about this elusive eating club getting their just desserts. Some stories gave me the chills, sure, but at the same time, I felt a wave of sorrow and a feeling of understanding, empathy.

The rest of the stories all have something interesting to say as well, and each is written in Gaiman's unique style. The Mapmaker – originally written for American Gods, this short story is a cautionary tale about disregarding the needs of others while chasing ones desires and chasing immortality by keeping records a.Some come from song lyrics, or accompany albums or other art pieces; most were written on demand for one anthology or event or another. The most staggering twist is contained in the very short yet very disturbing Other People, which I would label one of the ‘must reads’ of this collection.

Almeno quattro li avevo già letti in passato, magari con altri titoli, ma a distanza di svariati anni avevo rimosso quasi tutti i racconti dalla memoria, quindi poco male.

The Flints of Memory Lane – a real life ghost story has no resolution I'm not happy that a Romani woman is again presented as someone people should be afraid of. p>Read about how we’ll protect and use your data in our Privacy Notice.

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