Sunday, September 03, 2006

Free Fictional Gaimany Treat:
"A Study In Emerald"

Read the Hugo-winning story by Neil Gaiman: "A Study In Emerald"
It is the immensity, I believe. The hugeness of things below. The darkness of dreams.

But I am woolgathering. Forgive me. I am not a literary man.

I had been in need of lodgings. That was how I met him. I wnated someone to share the cost of rooms with me. We were introduced by a mutual acquaintance, in the chemical labortatgories of St. Bart's. "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive," that was what he said to me, and my mouth fell open and my eyes opened very wide

There are many hints. But there are just as many surprises. (Don't bypass the delightful "ads".) I almost guarantee you won't see what's coming in "A Study of Emerald." But the title is a very good clue.

As he's known for, Gaiman offers many allusions to works you may be familiar with and shows how ingenious a borrower can be.

Read on...

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