I’m Going to Write About a Story That Starts Before the Beginning…

So this is a first for this blog… a post about a book. Or in this case, a short story that I read in a book. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to become a literary blog, but I found a story that I wanted to share with the world. So this is the first, and may be the last, literary post on this blog.

I’ve been reading the book Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman on and off for a while. It is a collection of short stories that he’s written. Many of the stories are interesting, but easily forgettable. One of them though, grabbed my attention from the start and in my opinion is a great story, be it short or long.

The story is titled Murder Mysteries (link to Wiki entry about it). It tells of the first murder to occur, a murder in the city of angles. I won’t go into details, but I’ll just say I thought it was great. It looks like you should be able to listed to it at SciFi.com’s Seeing Ear Theatre but the links there haven’t worked for me. I did find a link on Salon.com where you can listen to the beginning of the story (first 11+ minutes of the 75 or so minutes of the story.)

This story is also available as a graphic novel that I just might be picking up. Story isn’t that long, so check it out… I think you’ll like it.

Other stories in Smoke and Mirrors that I liked were Troll Bridge, The Goldfish Pool, Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar, Virus and Changes.

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