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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances    by Neil Gaiman order for
Trigger Warning
by Neil Gaiman
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William Morrow, 2015 (2015)
Hardcover, Softcover, CD, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This collection of what is subtitled as 'short fictions and disturbances' will appeal to readers who enjoy speculative fiction: that is to say, prose that ranges from disjointed fragments to complete short stories.

Neil Gaiman is all over the ballpark in this as he displays his ability to evoke a full range of emotions, and develop ideas gleaned from mythology all the way to contemporary, topical subjects.

There are over 20 pieces of mostly previously published short fiction included in this volume that include tributes to Doctor Who (written to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the series) and to author Ray Bradbury.

Sherlock Holmes fans will find The Case of Death and Honey, the author's contribution to the ever expanding list of stories Arthur Conan Doyle's series has generated, of note. Written for a collection of Holmes stories edited by Laurie King and Les Klinger entitled A Study in Sherlock, this short story was nominated for an Anthony Award, an Edgar Award and a Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award.

In the book's introduction, Gaiman offers a brief account of the genesis of each of the included works. You might wish to read this before deciding if this is a book you'd like to purchase versus borrow from your local library.

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