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  • By: Neil Gaiman
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  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (101 ratings)

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By: Neil Gaiman
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Global phenomenon and Sunday Times best-selling 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".

In this new volume, 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 as "Black Dog", a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.

Trigger Warning is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explores 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", is 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 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. Trigger Warning engages the mind, stirs the heart, and shakes the soul. Neil Gaiman is one of the most original and popular literary artists of our day.

©2015 Neil Gaiman (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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The name is accurate

Neil Gaiman delivers once more in this thrilling volume of shadows, darkness, and wonders.

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Terrific collection of stories

Excellent narration by Neil himself, lots of very creepy stories, in his typical style. Highly recommended for fans and newcomers to his work alike.

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Some stories shine brighter, sorry, darker than others, but listening to Gaiman narrate his tales is always a true pleasure

Agree with other reviewers, Gaiman’s narration is so absorbing and entertaining - eg the subtle but powerful shift from forboding to frantic, or sullen to warm - that even the good but not great stories feel like you are there, your imagination opening like a curtain almost without realising, to let the stories play out on the stage of your mind. And in doing so they become ‘real’ (whatever that is), even just for the moment.

The introduction was absolutely brilliant. Not even for the stories (though the context is necessary for some and great to read after finishing) but just his balanced and eloquent commentary on censorship of art, both past and present, in todays age of imho - and I think Gaiman’s too - an unnecessary fear of darkness, words, or ideas that challenge us. Without challenge or fear, their can be no growth or true courage.

He rightly points out that some of the arguably disturbing stories from our past, have shaped us into who we are, and are not things to regret or shield the world from.

I see people dismiss the adoration for Gaiman as ‘obsessed fan club’ behaviour. But whilst it’s obviously fine that different people don’t click with different authors/painters etc, those that - and I hate using this phrase but struggle to find an alternative - ‘get’ his work and open their minds to his uniqueness, are rewarded with new ways of seeing, thinking, and feeling, that are so rewarding I wish everyone could experience it. Each to their own though :)

After years with depression, his stories did nothing less than help me get my imagination back. Which is one of those things where you often don’t realise it’s importance until it’s gone.

Thanks Neil, for bringing imagination back to me and the world. We need writers like you, now more than ever.

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Pure Gaiman brilliance

Not always PC, morally predictable or "safe" but always engrossing, challenging and fascinating.
I dont think their is another writer who performs their own work with such immersion and who draws you closer and closer as he speaks.

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Trigger Warning Short Storys by Neil Gaiman 🖤💜🖤

I Do love short Storys about Bast and other things. Neil your an awesome writer and iam so glad I found your works on fiction Thank you ,💜💜💜💜

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Amazing stories, excellent performance!

I love the way Neil Gaiman reads his own stories and does voices and accents and everything! These stories are an eclectic collection which does justice to his talent! I especially liked "The Sleeper and the Spindle". Great author, great reader, would definitely buy again!

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loved it

I loved the range of stories and poems, the twists on old themes, plus the new ideas.

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Little treasures

Each story had a world of its own. Quite delightful and engaging. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.

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Loved it

Fantastic stories. Each one has a different feel, and Neil reading his own work is such a pleasure.

My only request would be if each story was its own chapter, it would make navigating easier.

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