Book Review: Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman
9 years ago Shaili Desai 2
In this book, Neil Gaiman has selected some of his favourite stories featuring monsters and beasts. Most of these beats exist only in myth or folk lore and some, only in our minds. These stories have been selected by best selling author Neil Gaiman, with stories by noted authors in the collection like E Nesbit and Saki.
The stories have been carefully chosen. The stories are subtly political, commenting on the present times. I felt as if each ‘monster’ in the story was a metaphor for different emotions in our lives. Sometimes they destroy us, sometimes they liberate us. Each reader would interpret the stories in their own particular way and that is what makes this book enjoyable. My favorite stories were The smile on her face by Nalo Hopkinson and Come Lady Death by Peter S Beagle.
If you are a fan of the short story genre, you shouldn’t miss this book. Also, proceedings go towards the non profit literacy organization called 826DC.
About the book: Unnatural Creatures – Stories chosen by Neil Gaiman | Bloomsbury Publishing | Fiction | 462 Pages.
Note: This book was provided for review by the kind people at Bloomsbury Publishing.
shreya Nov 17, 2014 at 11:46 am
The description of the book seems really interesting….will surely read the book…….
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