Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil GaimanTrigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

byNeil Gaiman

Paperback | October 27, 2015

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Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume.

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.

A sophisticated writer whose creative genius is unparalleled, Gaiman entrances with his literary alchemy, transporting us deep into the realm of imagination, where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent. Full of wonder and terror, surprises and amusements, Trigger Warning is a treasury of delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day.

Neil Gaiman is the #1New York Timesbestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
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Title:Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and DisturbancesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good A big fan of the shorter works by Gaiman, though I think I enjoyed Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things better than this one
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Short Story Collection I have mixed feelings when it comes to Neil Gaiman, and this short story collection was no exception (although I far preferred it to his other collection that I read - Fragile Things). I felt indifferent to many of the stories in the book, but I particularly loved Nothing O'Clock, The Sleeper and the Spindle, and Black Dog. I do not think this is essential reading, but it's worth spending the time if you enjoy Neil Gaiman's writing.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best This is clearly not Gaiman's best book. A few stories are fun and imaginative, but most left me unimpressed, and I'm a Gaiman fan. I was so ambivalent about it, I spread my reading of this book over a year. Not bad, but this book MUST NOT be your introduction to Gaiman's writing.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short, but Sweet I had not read many short-story collections before Neil Gaiman's. His are enjoyable and varied, and typically like brief tastes of what he is capable of. If you enjoy his longer works, you'll enjoy Neil Gaiman's short stories.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good You're not going to like every single story in a collection of them, this book is not an exception
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not essential Gaiman, but still worth getting. So obviously, I love Neil Gaiman. After reading an 800-page book, a book of short stories sounded phenomenal. Writing a cohesive, encompassing review sounds pretty difficult, so I'm having issues justifying my rating. I can say that I was hovering around three stars until I got sucked into Black Dog, the final story. Each piece is clearly independent of the others, and there's a nice mixture of short story and poetry. But some of the pieces went over my head and were not as enjoyable. Some were properly creepy, and most of them are in my favorite list. However, the following list represents my favorite pieces (the ones that really stuck with me for one reason or another) from the book: -Orange -A Calendar of Tales -Click-Clack the Rattlebag -Nothing O'Clock (Dr Who) -Feminine Endings -The Sleeper and the Spindle -Black Dog If you like Neil Gaiman and you're in the mood for short stories, this is nice. But I don't think it's something you have to read, if you catch my drift.
Date published: 2015-04-30

Editorial Reviews

“Gaiman is such a powerful and evocative writer that almost everything he churns out serves to justify the aforementioned cultural triumph of fantasy literature over realism and modernism. Gaiman’s attention to craft, passion for language and profound respect for the mythological roots...come through even in his abbreviated prose fragments.”