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Gaiman, Neil.

Fragile things / Neil Gaiman. - London : Headline Review, 2006. - 366 pages ; 24 cm.

Cover subtitle: short fictions and wonders.

A study in Emerald -- The fairy reel -- October in the chair -- The hidden chamber -- Forbidden brides of the faceless slaves in the secret house of the night of dread desire -- The flints of memory lane -- Closing time -- Going Wodwo -- Bitter grounds -- Other people -- Keepsakes and treasures -- Good boys deserve favors -- The facts in the case of the departure of Miss Finch -- Strange little girls -- Harlequin valentine -- Locks -- The problem of Susan -- Instructions -- How do you think it feels? -- My life -- Fifteen painted cards from a vampire tarot -- Feeders and eaters -- Diseasemaker's croup -- In the end -- Goliath -- Pages from a journal found in a shoebox left in a greyhound bus somewhere between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky -- How to talk to girls at parties -- The day the saucers came -- Sunbird -- Inventing Aladdin -- The monarch of the glen. A study in Emerald -- The fairy reel -- October in the chair -- The hidden chamber -- Forbidden brides of the faceless slaves in the secret house of the night of dread desire -- The flints of memory lane -- Closing time -- Going Wodwo -- Bitter grounds -- Other people -- Keepsakes and treasures -- Good boys deserve favors -- The facts in the case of the departure of Miss Finch -- Strange little girls -- Harlequin valentine -- Locks -- The problem of Susan -- Instructions -- How do you think it feels? -- My life -- Fifteen painted cards from a vampire tarot -- Feeders and eaters -- Diseasemaker's croup -- In the end -- Goliath -- Pages from a journal found in a shoebox left in a greyhound bus somewhere between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky -- How to talk to girls at parties -- The day the saucers came -- Sunbird -- Inventing Aladdin -- The monarch of the glen.

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it... In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion, and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters... 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... Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams - and nightmares... In a Locus Award-winning tale, the members of an excusive epicurean club lament that they've eaten everything that can be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird... Such marvelous creations and more - including a short story set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction - can be found in this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly entertaining dark sense of humor.

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Short stories--Fiction.


Short stories.
Fantasy fiction.
General fiction.

Fantasy Fiction