A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff, by Neil Gaiman

Second paragraph of third piece ("Jerusalem", a short story):

He was glad to be out of it.

A collection of mostly minor stories, essays and speeches by Gaiman, including his first ever fiction publication in Imagine issue 14, which came out in May 1984, so I must have bought it at the time without realising its historical importance. A couple of these were already familiar to me, including the famous George R.R. Martin is not your bitch blogpost which I saw when it was first published. There were a surprising number of typos (especially in that first story). Can be safely skipped; I got it as part of the Humble Bundle, and it seems to be otherwise out of print.

Despite its rarity, this was the most popular book that I had acquired in 2015 but not yet read. Next on that pile is Twice a Stranger, by Bruce Clark.

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