Short Fiction Review: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman @WmMorrowBooks

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

My review: 5 of 5 stars

Trigger Warning plays with the readers’ sense of reality. The stories are sometimes creepy, usually quite clever, often mysterious, and occasionally horrifying. Many also contain a bit of whimsy. All are imaginative, surprising and unexpected. Each story plays on the readers’ fears and mess with reality just enough to keep the reader unbalanced and surprised. The majority of the stories can be read in one sitting, making for entertaining escapes. I enjoyed each one for different reasons, but all reflected well the talent and unusual mind that belong to Neil Gaiman. Even if you don’t normally read short fiction, you might want to give Trigger Warning a try. Each story stands on its own, so the book can be read at any pace you choose. If you only have 20 minutes to spare for a good story, this collection has plenty to offer. Highly recommended!


“Writers live in houses other people built” (p. xxxiv).

“The Thames is a filthy beast: it winds through London like a blind worm, or a sea serpent” (p. 33).

“If you walk toward the truth, you will reach it, whatever path you take” (p. 46).

Please note: In accordance with FTC guidelines, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Allie

I was a Children's Librarian for 8 years and worked in Administration for several more. I love blogging about books, information, and other library related topics. Most of my blogs are book reviews.