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Fragile Things

Fragile Things

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Keepsakes and Treasures: A Love Story" – began as a comic for Oscar Zarate's collection, It's Dark in London illustrated by Warren Pleece. There are some stories in here that are so good, that I wanted to immediately go back and read them again as soon as I finished. There are some great stories here, but also some really offbeat and quirky ones, and some that I found totally forgettable, as in, I went back and looked at them after I finished this book, a couple of months after I'd read them, and didn't remember much of the plot at all. And if we crave blood, well, it is no more than the way you people crave food or affection or sunlight - and besides, it gets us out of the house.

As the reader reaches the conclusion they will notice, if they are versed in Holmes lore a bit, an alternate reality that goes beyond the sci-fi elements.I'm not easily shocked or offended, but I like that sometimes Neil's writing van cause that little thrill in me. There are a few others that bring about a smile, although the stories are the real meat of the collection. The Flints of Memory Lane' is a germ of an idea that would benefit from grafting into a larger tale.

Bitter Grounds' is a traveler looking for another life, and finds one as an anthropologist who studies zombies. He lures the reader with lush, simple sentences, which are easy on the eyes, but commanding none-the-less. In summation, here is my newspaper book review title for this: "Gaiman's Fragile Things Is Strong Stuff". For me, by far the most enjoyable was 'Monarch of the Glen,' in which the American Gods's character, Shadow, is visiting Scotland.

He seems to be always eager to tell a story and this is probably the closest thing to climbing up on his knee and hearing him recite one of his magical tales. And every glittering kiss and every touch of flesh is another shard of heart you’ll never see again.

It seems wrong and somewhat sad that my favorite Gaiman book is not one of his many heralded novels, but a collection of short stories. The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch" – inspired by a painting by Frank Frazetta of a savage woman flanked by tigers.Harlequin Valentine' was one of the few I rather enjoyed, an unexpected metamorphosis coming to a stalking puppet. It very nearly got a full 5-stars, but I honestly have a hard time giving that rating to a collection of short stories. I found myself speaking to the characters (talking alone to some pages, from a sane person's point of view).

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