Trigger Warning (Review & Giveaway!)

Trigger Warning (Review & Giveaway!)
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Title: Trigger Warning
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: William Morrow
Published Date: 3rd February 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
*Thanks to the publisher for the review copy*
Synopsis: Trigger Warning explores the
masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our
vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and
ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that
explore 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” are 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 sophisticated 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. Full of
wonder and terror, surprises and amusements,Trigger Warning is a treasury
of delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul from one
of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day.

Review: I was
really excited to read this one because I have been meaning to try books by
this author seeing as I had heard a lot of brilliant things about his writing.
I was also a bit wary though, because short story collections are not usually
my thing and I didn’t want it to let me down. But luckily, this book was
fabulous.
There are wayyy to many stories in this collection for me
to take the time to review every single one. I am going to mention a few of
those that I liked and what I liked about his writing in general. Some of the
stories are clever ones, with twists and hidden meanings that you have to think
about after reading them. Some are more realistic than others, some a bit quirky
and funny, and some a twist on other things. I think I liked the ones that were
twists on other things, like Fairytales and so on (there were two of those) and
also the ones where you had to think about them a bit to determine their hidden
meaning.
There were some poems thrown into this short story
collection as well. I may be mistaken but I counted four. I wanted a few more,
to be honest. Two of the poems were prose style poems, so they are pretty easy
to follow even if you aren’t really into poetry. I really loved how creative
his poetry was because first of all, poetry in general is underrated and then
again, it might have been simplistic at times, but the meaning was always clear
and a likeable message to read into it.
One of the short stories was called Nothing O’Clock. Now,
Neil Gaiman has written episodes for a personal favourite series of mine that I
have watched since I was a child called Doctor Who. And in this short story he
writes a Doctor Who story. I loved LOVED it so much. It was written so wonderfully,
I could simply imagine it being one of the episodes and it would’ve been wicked
if it could actually become one. So I was busy fangirling. It was like reading
fanfiction, but seeing as it was done by someone legit to Doctor Who, it was
like reading the best quality fanfiction there is. That’s the best way to
describe it.
In general, a lovely collection of short stories that
were wonderfully written. I am sure there is a bit of something for everyone in
there. And I wish I could steal Neil Gaiman’s writing talent ^.^

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