Short Take: Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman

Really, what do I need to say? This third collection of stories yet is another slam-dunk by the master.

Trigger Warning is a rich and varied collection of tales from master storyteller Neil Gaiman – some scary, some funny, some both, all beautifully written and clever. The introduction alone, in which Gaiman talks in depth about each of the stories in this thoroughly enjoyable collection, and much else, is worth the price of admission; but you also get treats like ‘A Calendar of Tales’, where Gaiman asked his Twitter followers a question for each month of the year and then wrote stories based on his favorite response to each; the delightful Sherlock Holmes-inspired ‘A Case of Death and Honey’; ‘Nothing O’clock’, Gaiman’s Doctor Who story; and my personal favorite (though it’s hard to choose just one), the previously unpublished ‘Black Dog’, featuring Shadow from American Gods. Trigger Warning is a must for Gaiman fans and a fine introduction to the depth and breadth of his writing for new readers. Highly recommended!”
— Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books and Music, Okemos, MI

“The third collection of short fiction from a beloved modern mythmaker. Everything that endears Gaiman  to his legions of fans is on display in this collection of short stories (and the occasional poem): his gift for reimagining ancient tales, his willingness to get down into the dark places, his humor…Full of all manner of witches and monsters and things that creep in the night, this collection will thoroughly satisfy faithful fans and win new ones—if there’s anyone out there left unconverted.”
– Kirkus Reviews

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (9780062330260) by Neil Gaiman. $26.99 hardcover. 2/3/15 on sale.

 

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