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Fragile Things

Neil Gaiman

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it. In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion, and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters. In a Hugo Award-winning short story set in a strangely altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder. Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares. In a Locus Award-winning tale, the members of an exclusive epicurean club lament that they've eaten everything that can be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird. Such marvelous creations and more—including a short story set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction—can be found in this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly entertaining dark sense of humor. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of our time.

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it. In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion, and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters. In a Hugo Award-winning short story set in a strangely altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder. Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares. In a Locus Award-winning tale, the members of an exclusive epicurean club lament that they've eaten everything that can be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird. Such marvelous creations and more—including a short story set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction—can be found in this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly entertaining dark sense of humor. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of our time.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it. In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion, and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters. In a Hugo Award-winning short story set in a strangely altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder. Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares. In a Locus Award-winning tale, the members of an exclusive epicurean club lament that they've eaten everything that can be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird. Such marvelous creations and more—including a short story set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction—can be found in this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly entertaining dark sense of humor. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of our time.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

11:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

12:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

12:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

13:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:25