Selections from Fragile Things Volume 3

Selections from Fragile Things Volume 3

Short Fictions and Wonders



The marvelous creations found in Fragile Things showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance as well as the terrifyingly dark and entertaining sense of humor of the incomparable Neil Gaiman. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most original writers of our time.In Selections from Fragile Things, Volume 3 you will find the following stories, sure to thrill and amaze.

Other People

Gaiman's vision of Hell: a room, a demon, and a mans conscience.

Keepsakes and Treasures

Meet Mr. Alice, a man so rich that no one has ever heard of him, and Smith, the man paid to keep it that way, among other things. The other things include procuring rare items such as the Treasure of the Shahinai, which the unsavory pair will get at any cost.

Good Boys Deserve Favors

Gaiman shares a rare story that he never told his children, that of his skills, or lack thereof, playing the double bass as a boy.

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch

A circus located in the abandoned tunnels near London Bridge proves so arresting, even the unpleasant Miss. Finch cant help but find herself thoroughly engaged.

Strange Little Girls

Brief encounters with the twelve enigmatic women Tori Amos embodies in her album of the same name.


NEIL GAIMAN is the critically acclaimed and award winning creator of the Sandman series of graphic novels, author of the novels Anansi Boys, American Gods, Coraline, Stardust, and Neverwhere, the short-fiction collection Smoke and Mirrors, and the bestselling children’s books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and The Wolves in the Walls (both illustrated by Dave McKean). Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.