The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds

The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds This is a story called The Case of Four and Twenty Blackbirds It was first published in in KNAVE and was my third published short story It was reprinted in ANGELS AND VISITATIONS although I

  • Title: The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds
  • Author: Neil Gaiman
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  • Page: 483
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  • This is a story called The Case of Four and Twenty Blackbirds It was first published in 1984, in KNAVE and was my third published short story It was reprinted in 1993 ANGELS AND VISITATIONS although I didn t put it into Smoke and Mirrors and it s been collected in anthologies a few times since then NG

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    1. A segunda short story escrita por Neil Gaiman que leio. Começa a notar um estilo único, com personagens surpreendentes e com características bem destacadas e até exageradas. Esta história fala de três crimes e do homem que tenta solucioná-los, contada de uma forma pouco macabra, tornando-se até cómica.

    2. A strange hard-boiled / noir short story that mixes nursery rhyme characters into a blackmail murder mystery.3 STARS

    3. Gaiman's deconstruction of nursery rhymes makes a charming short story - though it is not as dark (or deep) as Robert Coover's deconstruction of fairy tales.

    4. This is a very clever short story. It rather reminds me of Jasper Fforde in terms of content. I always enjoy new twists on familiar things like nursery rhymes and this one is great.

    5. I am never disappointed when I read something from the great dark mind of Gaiman. He is one of my favorite authors and this short story exemplifies the why! This is a noir-esque detective story where the main character, Jack Horner investigates the death of Humpty Dumpty. It is hilarious, ridiculous and wonderful and I enjoyed every sentence of it. Gaiman has a way with short stories where you are pulled in at least by the second page. If you like short stories or are a Gaiman fan this is a must [...]

    6. At first, I was apprehensive about even continuing the read (roughly two paragraphs in), until I understood exactly what was going on. Immediately, I was drawn into Gaiman's writing. As the story went on, I found myself in a Law and Order episode set in a 16th century, nursery-rhyme land. The plot has twists, turns, and memory-awakening happenings. If you feel like accessing some childhood tales with an adult twist, this short-story is sure to leave you with a smile.

    7. Entertains but rusty; rushed, and as a result comes to the conclusion soon and rather easily. The Raymond Chandler influence is also evident from how he builds his characters. But what's most heartening and encouraging [personally] to see is how a young Gaiman (was 24 when it got published) is trying so hard to impress his audience here, and that rough edges around literature needed time to find sheen for even a magician of his caliber.

    8. Postavy z dětských říkanek v Noir kulisách. Jack Horner je soukromé očko pátrající po švestkách v koláči, tedy po kriminálnících všeho druhu. Jeho poslední případ se točí kolem smrti Humpty Dumptyho. Kdo rozbil to prohnilé vejce? Podaří se Jackovi vypátrat viníka a přežít šťastně až do dalšího případu? Tato omeleta naservírovaná od světoznámého kuchtíka Neila Gaimana nesmí uniknout vaší pozornosti. Ale bacha! Tyhle říkanky mají rýmy ráže 45 a [...]

    9. I love Gaiman, but this is not one of his best shorts. It's a combo of noir and nursery rhythms, which is an interesting combo, but the piece was too superficial for it to work. If he had really dug into the world and the atmosphere, I think it would have been a lot better, but as is, there are other stories covering the same ground that feel less silly parody. Alas!

    10. Raymond Chandler and Mother Hubbard had a wild and torrid affair.The result is T"he Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds". "A bright young kid thinks that the streets of Nurseryland are paved with gold, and by the time he finds out otherwise it's much too late."

    11. This short story is Neil Gaiman's twisted version of the Nursery Rhyme characters of our childhood. The short story is dark, bizarre and amusing in an offbeat way. I read this story at his website: neilgaiman

    12. Without going into too much detail or critique, I just want to say I really enjoyed thisshort story. I think it was clever and Gaiman pulled it off well. I enjoyed the tone of thenarrator. Obviously, it helps if you know your nursery rhymes. ;)

    13. This is pretty cool. Short story that mixes nursery rhyme characters into a noir detective thriller. Kudos.

    14. If Gaiman is anything, it is adventurous. He merges nursery rhymes and turns then into a Detective-type story. Fascinating!

    15. One of the most wonderful retellings/mashups of nursery rhymes I've seen for a long time. Regret leaving it in my reading list for so long.

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