Saturday, August 29, 2015

Trigger Warning - Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

352 pages

Neil's written a beautifully crafted collection of short stories and poetry and put them all together under the guise of being edgy and pushing the boundaries of people's psychological, mythological, and emotional boundaries.  But, while mesmerizing in their way (the last piece in particular is fantastic if you enjoyed American Gods), I'm still sleeping at night.  Fantastic read, but more subtly disturbing than super scary.

I did especially like that the author included a foreword that gave the stories, well...backstory.  It was a nice touch; like Gaiman, I also enjoy peeping in the mental window of the writer's process, and it was one of the most enjoyable parts of this read.

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