Neverwhere (group read part 2)

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His New York Times bestselling 2001 novel for adults, American Gods, was awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards, was nominated for many other awards, including the World Fantasy Award and the Minnesota Book Award, and appeared on many best-of-year lists.

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Neverwhere

Neverwhere (group read part 2) by

I may have been late last week, but for part 2 I’m all caught up. This week’s read covers chapters 6 through 12, so there will be spoilers. Chapter 6 begins with Richard chanting the mantra, “I want to go home”....

Neverwhere

Neverwhere (group read part 1) by

As is my norm for these group reads I am behind schedule. I should have been posting this on Monday, but here I am, typing away on a Thursday. Nevertheless, I shall press on :) Better late than never, isn’t that...

Fragile things week 3

Fragile things week 3 by

This is just a round-up post of my thoughts after week three of the Fragile things read. As with any short story collection some of the stories worked for me, and other didn’t. I tend to like the more traditional stories,...

Other people (Fragile Things week 3)

Other people (Fragile Things week 3) by

Spoilers below Hell is other people, so the saying goes. But in this story hell is pain and the life you’ve lived. Other people is another short short story. Just a couple of pages, so I won’t be writing much about...

Bitter grounds (Fragile things week 3)

Bitter grounds (Fragile things week 3) by

Spoilers ahead! What makes you want to abandon your life? To chuck it all and just leave? In Bitter grounds we are never told exactly why the narrator leaves his home, but it certainly has something to do with a woman....

Going Wodwo (Fragile things week 3)

Going Wodwo (Fragile things week 3) by

Beware of spoilers. Discussion welcome. Okay, this is one of those posts where I may type and type and yet say nothing, because I’m really unsure of what I want to say. I guess I don’t like it all that much....

Closing time (Fragile things week 2)

Closing time (Fragile things week 2) by

Watch out for spoilers below. This is more of a discussion about rather than a review of sort of post. Yet another story within a story. Of course, that is a very traditional format for ghost stories, Turn of the Screw...

The Flints of Memory Lane (Fragile things week 2)

The Flints of Memory Lane (Fragile things week 2) by

As usual with these group reads a spoiler warning is in full effect. They are discussion posts rather than reviews. Things that are “story-shaped” are explainable. Explicable even. But real life is not always so. Things happen at random and the...

The hidden chamber (Fragile Things week 2)

The hidden chamber (Fragile Things week 2) by

I’m, as usual, playing catch. Never got around to posting on the stories I read for week 2, so hopefully I’ll get through them all this time around. As usual with these group reads a spoiler warning is in full effect....