160. Trigger Warning- Neil Gaiman

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Title: Trigger Warning

Author: Neil Gaiman

Rating: ★★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Anthology/Fantasy

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 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. (Goodreads 2016)

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80. We’ll Always Have Paris- Ray Bradbury

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Title: We’ll Always Have Paris

Author: Ray Bradbury

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On the Shelves: Fiction> Anthology

In “We’ll Always Have Paris”–a new collection of stories gathered together for the first time–the inimitable Ray Bradbury once again delights us with prose that soars and sings. He imagines great things and poignantly observes human foibles and frailties. He enchants us with the magic he mastered decades ago and still performs flawlessly. Whether he’s exploring the myriad ways to be reborn, or the circumstances that can make any man a killer, or returning us to Mars, Bradbury opens the world to us and beckons us in. His tales will live forever–we will always have Bradbury.” (Goodreads 2014)

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79. Black Apples- An Anthology of Dark Fairytales.

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Title: Black Apples

Author:   Sarah L. Byrne, Maigen Turner, Alison Littlewood, Pat R. Steiner, David Turnbull, Angela Rega , Rose Williamson, Caren Gussoff,Alex Petri, Nadia Bulkin, Nicki Vardon,, Kate O’Connor,Martine Helene Svanevik, Elin Olausson, Ephiny Gale, Molly Pinto Madigan, Natalia Theodoridou, Karen Heuler , Liv Lingborn (Editor) and Camilla Bruce (Editor)

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On the Shelves: Fiction> Anthologies>Retellings

 

Strip the fairytale princesses of their petticoats and tiaras, and what you have left are the Black Apples. These are stories of trials and survival, strength and defeat, exploring the bones of fairytales. Carolyn has stolen from the temple and is on the run, the mistress of the Gingerbread house is out of control, Bluebeard’s child collects hearts on her wall and a horse is not a horse… 
This collection offers eighteen new dark and delicious fairytales, some exploring the classic tales, others presenting brand new ones.” (Goodreads 2014)

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17. Stories to Get You Through the Night- Various Authors

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Title: Stories to Get You Through the Night

Authors:  Helen Dunmore, Katherine Mansfield, John Cheever, Arthur Conan Doyle, Virginia Woolf, Rudyard KiplingHelen Simpson, Richard Yates, James Lasdun, Martin Amis, Angela Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Alice Munro, Julian Barnes, Anton Chekov, Oscar Wilde, Haruki Murakami, Wilkie Collins, Kate Chopin,  Elizabeth Gaskell and Jacob Grimm.

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On the Shelves: Fiction, Anthologies

Stories to Get You Through the Night is a collection to remedy life’s stresses and strains. Inside you will find writing from the greatest of classic and contemporary authors; stories that will brighten and inspire, move and delight, soothe and restore in equal measure.

This is an anthology to devour or to savour at your leisure, each story a perfectly imagined whole to be read and reread, and each a journey to transport the reader away from the everyday. Immersed in the pages you will follow lovers to midnight trysts, accompany old friends on new adventures, be thrilled by ghostly delights, overcome heartbreak, loss and longing, and be warmed by tales of redemption, and of hope and happiness.

Whether as a cure for insomnia, to while away the hours on a midnight journey, or as a brief moment of escapism before you turn in, the stories contained in this remarkable collection provide the perfect antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life – a rich and calming selection guaranteed to see you through the night.” (Goodreads 2014)

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