Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

by Neil Gaiman


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ISBN-13: 9780062330260
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 494,994
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

November 10, 1960

Place of Birth:

Portchester, England


Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77

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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a sort of walking contradiction. I love short stories (especially writing them), but I've never been a huge fan of short story collections. I don't know what it is, but I've just always preferred novels. I have to say, this is certainly the exception--I look forward to going back and reading individual stories again and again on a whim. And while reading it almost felt like a novel, as if each story were an individual chapter of a larger piece, perhaps due to Gaiman's fantastic storytelling, and how each of his stories is very obviously a Gaiman story. Whatever the case, it kept me always wanting to immediately read the next one, just as his novel chapters do. Like I alluded to, every story here was amazing (which was also surprising, as often short story collections have a mix of good, bad, and okay stories), but of course I have a few personal favorites:  First off, quite possibly my most favorite, though I'm not sure, was his very short, less-than-one-page story in the Introduction, "Shadder." This is why I love Gaiman: even an incredibly short piece thrown into the middle of an introduction is amazing.  And speaking of, the Introduction was another favorite "story" of mine. It was incredibly enjoyable not only reading the intro as a whole, but also the small intros to each individual story. I've always loved reading how authors came to write certain stories, and Gaiman's voice makes it all the more enjoyable. Others include: "Making a Chair"; "The Lunar Labyrinth"; "Down to a Sunless Sea"; "A Calendar of Tales"; "The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury"; "Click-Clack the Rattlebag"; "And Weep, Like Alexander"; "Nothing O'Clock"; "The Sleeper and the Spindle"; and before I start just listing every title, I'll end my favorites list with "Black Dog," another fantastic American Gods story.  The only story I did not read was "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains..." simply because I'm going to be reading the illustrated version (by Eddie Campbell) soon, and I wanted to experience it that way.  I really loved how Gaiman included not only short stories, but also poems and other experiments, such as the story "Orange" (which is in questionnaire format) or "A Calendar of Tales" which came from various Tweets, and also simply how there are Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, and American Gods stories. All in all, another amazingly fantastic book from Neil Gaiman. Highly recommended.
amberjc More than 1 year ago
I love this book! The myriad different stories have something for everyone. I really like how the author gave a thorough accounting of how each story came to be, and where it came from. Great set of stories from one of my most beloved authors.
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I enjoyed this wee collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman very much. The explanation he provides for each tale prepares you for the experience of reading it by giving you a glimpse of what inspired him to write it in the first place. And of course it's nice to know that Neil likes Ray Bradbury and Tori Amos, too...
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It's an absolutely amazing collection of stories.
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GRSA More than 1 year ago
I had already read one of these too short stories (Songs of Love and Death). I would have to say they all left me wanting a little more. If you are a Gaiman fan you will like them but be prepared to be unfulfilled.
NY_Reader1 More than 1 year ago
I've made it my policy not to buy a book where the e-book costs more than the paper book. I know that the profit margin to the retailer, publisher and author is higher with e-books, so this strikes me as a greedy money grab. I'll wait for the book to show up in the local used book store.