Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Author: Neil Gaiman
Reading Level: Adult
Released: February 3rd 2015
Review Source: William Morrow & Company
In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction--stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013--as well "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.
Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion. In "Adventure Story"--a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane--Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die. His social media experience "A Calendar of Tales" are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year--stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother's Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale "The Case of Death and Honey". And "Click-Clack the Rattlebag" explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we're all alone in the darkness.
Neil Gaiman is one heck of an author. That is why he is #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. If you have not read any of his novels, Trigger Warning is the perfect collection to read. This will give you a glimpse of how extraordinary he is.
Needless to say, Trigger Warning is an interesting read.
A book of short stories, some more interesting than others.
A variety collection for all.
One creepy, another with an expected twist.
Each uniquely filled with irresistible darkness.
So if you’re looking for dark, disturbed read, then you should read Trigger Warning. Be warned, his words will creep under your skin.