Trigger+WarningIt’s be a hot min­ute since Neil’s lat­est book came out, but with all the busy busy life stuff, I’ve only just fin­ished read­ing it. And man, I need to tell you how awe­some it is, because dear lord.

I mean, every­one knows that Neil Gaiman is the god of mod­ern fan­ta­sy. (Right? you know that, right??) So I wasn’t sur­prised by how good his book was. I mean, of course it was good. He has like mag­ic fin­gers or some­thing. Wait, I take it back. It’s his hair. His hair is mag­i­cal.

I was excit­ed about this book miles before the release date. The top­ic of trig­ger warn­ings in gen­er­al is one that I have con­cerns about but also am very pas­sion­ate about. And I didn’t think it was pos­si­ble, but Mr. Gaiman pret­ty much per­fect­ly puts words to my feel­ings about the whole thing in his intro­duc­tion to the book. I read that thing twice. I under­lined things in the book. I spent days just soak­ing in the INTRODUCTION. I hadn’t even got­ten to the juicy sto­ry bits yet. (oh. It’s a book of short sto­ries, in case I hadn’t men­tioned…)

The sto­ries were all amaz­ing. Like real­ly. High­lights were a sto­ry about Ray Brad­bury (that is just sim­ply stun­ning­ly put togeth­er!), a sto­ry that is basi­cal­ly Sher­lock fan-fic­tion, and a sto­ry about the real David Bowie. It was all most­ly fan­ta­sy, def­i­nite­ly dark, but not scary. And poet­i­cal­ly writ­ten.

This is for sure a MUST READ, guys. I didn’t think it was pos­si­ble, but I loved Neil Gaiman even more when I fin­ished. <3

 

So, what do you think?