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A constant joy

Trigger warning

Title: Trigger warning
By: Neil Gaiman

Ever since I picked up the graphic novel series The Sandman and discovered the wonderful creativity of Neil Gaiman, I've been in love. His book Neverwhere saved my life on a terrible camping trip. No other writer has so thoroughly affected my imagination. His words make me laugh, cry, think, hope and generally sit in awe at the stories' beauty and craftsmanship.

Though often dark and thought-provoking, his stories can also be fun and lighthearted. This is the case in his most recent short story and poetry collection,Trigger Warning. Generally, I prefer novels to short stories because I love really getting to know the characters, but Gaiman's ability to leave you totally satisfied after a short story made my experience with this book a constant joy.

I am so glad that I had the chance to listen to the audiobook of this anthology. Listening to Neil Gaiman read his stories was a real treat. You can hear in his voice how much he loves his stories, and lives to tell them. You know that the way he is portraying the characters is the exact way they were meant to be portrayed. It never feels wrong.

If you haven't had the chance to read anything by Neil Gaiman, please do. He has a huge and broad repertoire, including books and comics for children, teens, and adults. He has even written a few Doctor Who episodes! And feel free to start with this collection of stories. I assure you, you won’t be disappointed.

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Posted by augasona on Feb. 26, 2018 at 9:46 a.m.
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