Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Book Review: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

This collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman is a lot of fun but also uneven. As he says in the introduction, the poems are thrown in for free. There's a Doctor Who story and an American Gods story and an reinvented Sleeping Beauty fairy tale (which is the best of the three). But all the stories, with the exception of that fairy tale and the masterful "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains," seem to be missing something that would take them to the next level. Also, some of the ideas are recycled, which normally is fine with me but in this instance makes them seem a little repetitive. This is more like a good anthology TV show than a must-read blockbuster. But it's still very good for all that and well worth the read.

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