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Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

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Point of View

Most of the stories within this collection are told from the point of view of an unnamed narrator. In some cases, this narrator is a writer who seems to bear a lot of resemblances to Neil Gaiman himself. This adds realism, especially to stories that the author claims are true. In particular, these are "The Flints of Memory Lane," "Closing Time," "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch," and "Locks."

Most of the other stories and poems are told by first person narrators, either named or unnamed, which helps to make them more personal because it feels like the reader is being told a tale rather than reading a carefully crafted piece of literature. This helps add a sense of realism as well as connecting the reader to the main character. It also means that events might be told from a biased...

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