Thursday, December 19, 2019

Review: Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman and Others

Title: Unnatural Creatures
Stories Selected By Neil Gaiman
Published by: Harper 
Released: 2013
Source: Library

Synopsis: Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
 The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. Magical creatures from the werewolf, to the sunbird, to beings never before classified will thrill, delight, and quite possibly unnerve you in tales by E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries.Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this collection of strange short stories. I found most of the stories included to be really interesting. There were only a couple that didn't do it for me.
This collection did a great job of sticking to the unnatural creatures criteria. They were really imaginative and didn't stick to the norm.
I also liked the diversity of the selections, and by this I kind of mean in time periods they were written from, but it does work the other way too. There is a good mix of new stories and stories from time periods gone past. They were all really fun to read.
I was also a really big fan of all the illustrations done at the beginning of each story. It just helped add that little bit of extra to the experience. It made for a very pretty book too.
I had a good time reading this collection of strange stories. Some were funny, some were weird, some were sort of scary. I liked this.
I documented how I felt about each story while I was reading them in my Goodreads Status for the book. Hopefully they can also be seen in the review.

Oh my, Oh my.

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