Fragile Things

Every word of Neil Gaiman I’ve ever read, I enjoyed. The man has a way with words that makes me think, nod while I smile, cry, rage in anger… feel.

Sometimes Neil’s fiction makes me roar until my laptop is blessed by whatever fluid I happened to be drinking at the moment of fiction ingestion. Fragile Things: Short Fictions & Wonders did all of the above at once. The following quote was responsible for coffee on my screen. If you are asking why, just imagine almighty Odin singing this:
“My grandpa sells condoms to sailors
He punctures the tips with a pin
My grandma does back-street abortions
My god how the money rolls in.
My brother’s a missionary worker,
He saves fallen woman from sin
For five bucks he’ll save you a redhead,
My god how the money rolls in.”
What have you read lately, my Wicked Luvs? Did it moved you to laughter or tears?

21 comments:

  1. I read two books this weekend. The first was Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts. Though I like her writing I'm irritated she doesn't get as steamy as I like.

    The second is Dying to Please by Linda Howard. Her writing is steamy enough, but I'm irritated that her MC is a strong kick butt woman and she doesn't get to do a lot of kicking butt.

    Each one has their strengths and weaknesses. So I'd say overall I was entertained, which is what its all about isn't it.

    :)

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  2. wow ! just found Your blog via Rue ☺
    I have followed You now so shall return to read , read , read !

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    1. Yay! Rue is such a darling. I'm glad you got here because of her. You probably want to jump to Pagan Culture, too. Especially tomorrow, for I'm posting a giveaway sponsored by our dearest Rue.

      Read on!

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  3. Thanks for the giggle this Monday morning! I've actually been reading alot of Lora Leigh lately. No, they don't make me laugh but they sure make me, well let's say... um, needing a cold shower :)

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    1. Have you read Lorelei James? Good reading if you like..well, let's say cold showers...

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    2. I'm totally crazy about The Breeds Series by Lora Leigh. When it comes to hotness, her fiction sizzles!

      And Judy, I'll check out Lerelei James. Cold showers are awesome for the soul ;-D

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  4. Just read one of those open letters to whomever...was about hatred by supposed patriots...reminds me of a few people I know and brought a smile to my face...

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  5. Hahahaha....if the rest of his writing is like this, I'm hooked :D XXX

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  6. I am laughing my head off!!! Thanks Magaly ;o) Great writing!!!

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  7. Witchhazel4/02/2012

    I have happily returned to reading again after an enforced hiatus due to loss of concentration. Before my 42nd birthday, I re-read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and I am now on the second installment - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, having also finished re-reading Death: The High Cost of Living by the wonderful Neil Gaiman - yes a comic book/graphic novel - all brought laughter. In a Bladerunner mood, I read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick for the first time and found it more thought provoking than the movie. Not surprisingly, I also now have the Kindle version of The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, which I read on my mobile phone as I commute to work, especially when I wish to feel empowered ;)

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    1. I love stories in all their shapes and forms. I, too, read Neil's comics. My Piano Man owns the entire Sandman collection and I'm dying for a few days to just sit, read and enjoy the beautiful art.

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  8. Not much time for reading here... last week I read a book on writing style (which was disappointing, despite one or two good tips), and now I am trying to get rid of the pile of borrowed books... I'd love to get some real reading done once in a while, but, you know... *sigh*

    (I love "Fragile things". Loved "Smoke and mirrors" as well. Best thing is the audiobooks. ^^ )

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    1. I love that Neil reads his own work. The experience is, well, magical ;-)

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  9. that was pretty hysterical! i'll have to add it to my ever growing list.

    i love to read...and listen to audiobooks 'cause i do a lot of driving. lately i'm addicted to mysteries (connelly, sandford, crais...) and the southern vampire series...

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    1. I have a 90 minutes commute that involves train changes and walking, so audio books rock my world! Also, I like when people read to me lol

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    2. me too...like when people read to me. it can lull me...to sleep! luckily, that doesn't happen while i'm driving. :)

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    3. That would be such a nightmare *gods, that's a lame joke* lol

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  10. This is a GREAT book - I read it not long ago & loved the way I could get an entire meaty story in one sitting, made it (slightly) easier to put down at the individual story completion without consuming the entire book without a coffee break, I forced myself to stop so I could savor all those gems (ideas & words) he litters each tale with :) Neil Gaiman is totally, utterly, AWESOME!!

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    1. The man is a genius. I love his words and what he does with them. And I love to listen to him read. It's an incredible experience.

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