The marvelous creations found in Fragile Things showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance—as well as the terrifyingly dark and entertaining sense of humor—of the incomparable Neil Gaiman. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most original writers of our time.
In Selections from Fragile Things, Volume 5 you will find the following stories and poems sure to thrill and amaze.
In the End
“In the end,” starts the ultimate imagined biblical scene, a strange reversal of Genesis.
Derived from the script of The Matrix, a giant man attempts to navigate a simple life on an Earth where even the most basic rules of time and travel are routinely broken.
Pages from a Journal Found in a Shoebox Left in a Greyhound Bus Somewhere Between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky
A rambling American journey in search of the evasive Scarlett, recorded in a journal and left in a shoebox of treasures for us to decipher.
How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Fifteen-year-old Enn has trouble talking to girls. His best friend Vic’s solution? With practice comes comfort. But, this party, with its otherworldly guests, may produce just the opposite effect.
The Day the Saucers Came
You would think the mass-landing of flying saucers would be hard to miss, unless of course you were distracted by the zombies or something equally consuming, as in Gaiman’s apocalyptic love poem.
What’s an Epicurean Club to do when it’s exhausted all the world’s finest delicacies, from flash-frozen mammoth, to unicorn flank tartare, to dung-beetle balls? Hunt down a Sunbird and push the limits of gastronomic indulgence a bit further, of course.
Gaiman’s poem examines storytellers’ motivation through the most dire case, that of Scheherazade.