Title: M is for Magic
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: HarperCollins 2007
Genre: YA Short Stories Fantasy
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Neil Gaiman; TBR Pile; 52 Books - W36
How I Got It: Library Loan
Master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a breathtaking collection of tales for younger readers that may chill or amuse, but that always embrace the unexpected.
I really enjoyed this little collection of YA short stories. Each one has the Gaiman flair for the unexpected. Every time I started a story I knew my ideas of the ending would be dashed once Gaiman decided how he was going to end the story. My favorite stories:
- "Chivalry" -- I love the story of the little old lady finding a holy relic at the Oxfam shop. It starts out a simple story and somewhere along the way it delves into mythology.
- "The Price" -- There is something bordering on the horrific with this story. The ending leaves the reader at a loss for a conclusion. I love the atmosphere in this one.
- "The Witch's Headstone" -- Another moody story that leaves me without a conclusion. I love the of Bod and Liza. Great idea!