I adore you. I adore your work. I adore your blog, and the awesome video of you singing Creepy Doll with JoCo. So, clearly I was predisposed to like Fragile Things, your multiple-award-winning short story collection. Except something went wrong–though there were some stories that I thought were true gems, and nothing less than I expected of one of the gods of my personal geek universe, there were one or two stories that left me bored. I put your book down in the middle of that one about the gastronomists for a month or two before picking it up again. What happened?
It’s okay, though. I still adore your work. You rock. Also, I can’t wait to get my hands on the graphic adaptation of my fave story in the collection, The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch. You+Michael Zulli=wonderfulness.
You get three stars from me this time, but I’m sure The Graveyard Book will up your average.