Troll Bridge

Troll Bridge

Neil Gaiman / Sep 15, 2019

Troll Bridge From the mind of master storyteller Neil Gaiman Young Jack s world was full of ghosts and ghouls but one monster a ravenous and hideous troll would haunt him long into manhood As the beast sups upon

  • Title: Troll Bridge
  • Author: Neil Gaiman
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  • Page: 186
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  • From the mind of master storyteller Neil Gaiman Young Jack s world was full of ghosts and ghouls, but one monster a ravenous and hideous troll would haunt him long into manhood As the beast sups upon a lifetime of Jack s fear and regret, Jack must find the courage within himself to face the fiend once and for all Beautifully adapted by Colleen Doran The Sandman, StaFrom the mind of master storyteller Neil Gaiman Young Jack s world was full of ghosts and ghouls, but one monster a ravenous and hideous troll would haunt him long into manhood As the beast sups upon a lifetime of Jack s fear and regret, Jack must find the courage within himself to face the fiend once and for all Beautifully adapted by Colleen Doran The Sandman, Stan Lee s Amazing Fantastic Incredible A Marvelous Memoir , a gorgeous new addition to your Gaiman library.

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    1. Are all troll stories deeply allegorical? I don't know, but this one is. Colleen Doran beautifully and thoughtfully illustrates this NT Times bestseller, a story from Gaiman about a sweet and sensitive boy who as a young boy encounters a troll who threatens him: "I'll eat your life." The troll is not just a troll here, let's say. If he were just a troll, the troll would say, "Pay me a toll to get under--or over--this bridge, or I will eat you," maybe. And maybe even that is allegorical, somethin [...]


    2. I listened to the story read by Neil Gaiman himself through PRI. It was a cute short story, funny and scary at the same time.


    3. One of the most charming titles I've read in the last few years!Colleen Doran (best known for "A Distant Soil") is a stellar choice to bring evocative life to Gaimans charming prose.Highly recommended.


    4. I had read this before. Oddly I don't recall at all it being illustrated; maybe it was published with just text in one of his story collections? I'm not sure I felt that the illustrations added anything to my experience of the story, although they are certainly fine.


    5. Somewhat frightening in a simple way. In fact, it is the fact that it is frightening in a simple way that makes it frightening. In a simple way.


    6. Such a simple story, yet so strong. And its darkness and sadness really get into the reader - at least it got into me and crawled somewhere besides the heart.Weird, but I feel very close to Jack and I have no idea how a character from such a short story could make such impression so quickly O.O


    7. I listened to this short story on audiobook, which was read by the author himself. The way he spoke as the troll really creeped me out. Infact, the story was pretty creepy all round. I just wish it was a bit longer.




    8. This one will haunt me for some time to come. It was heartbreaking and spooky and intense. In other words, it is vintage Gaiman. There are sexual themes here and that should be noted as the cover and the graphic novel format may lead one to believe that this is for children. It is not. But is a powerful allegory that I am going to sign off and meditate on for awhile.


    9. Life comes and goes in a series of moments.When have we lived enough? Experienced enough? Loved enough?This slightly supernatural short-story tries to answer.This is vintage Gaiman, with simple but beautiful language and a lot of food for thought.The audio narration by the author is spot on and highly recommended.



    10. Didwe really need to devote a line of this story to the troll's genitalia?No, for realwas that necessary? Many thanks for that splendid mental image, Neil!Also, the main character was such an SOB that I was rooting for the troll. I was not really a fan of this one. I wish Neil would stop inserting lines or scenes that jolt the reader out of the story.


    11. I have no words. It was a take on the fairy tale: The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Only the troll wanted to eat the boy’s life.



    12. Young Jack's world is full of ghosts and ghouls, but one monster - a ravenous and hideous troll - haunts him long into manhood. As the beast sups upon a lifetime of Jack's fear and regret, Jack must find the courage within himself to face the fiend once and for all.This tale was first published in Neil Gaimans book Smoke and Mirrors as part of a collection of short stories. In 2015 it was decided to adapt the story as a graphic novel with illustrations by Colleen Doran who also illustrated Gaima [...]



    13. Não consegui resistir a fazer o paralelo: escolhi esse conto do Gaiman por ter ele o mesmo título do conto do Pratchett que li ontem. Nos dois há trolls sob a ponte esperando por um incauto, e então ocorre um encontro onde há mais melancolia que terror monstruoso.Na minha opinião, esse é um dos melhores contos do Gaiman e me surpreendi quando tirei o livro da estante para encontrá-lo e dei-me conta de que ele era tão curtinho: na minha memória, ele era enorme, talvez porque tanto tempo [...]


    14. Neil Gaiman's short story Troll Bridge is given a graphic novel treatment. I haven't read the story but, as in many of his works, it reads like a familiar bit of mythology given a new twist. A young boy is out exploring the undeveloped countryside outside his English town (maybe it's the 1960s or 1970s?). He comes across a brick bridge under which a troll lives. The boy talks his way out of being eaten: he promises to come back when he is older, bigger, more satisfying to eat, and had a chance t [...]


    15. Most of Neil Gaiman's work--or at least what I've read of it--has a dark undertone. Even more, I think, than I find in most of the urban fantasy I've read. This one is no exception. Usually, though, there's magic, joy, and sweetness, and the bright, pure nature of a character or two that shines through the darkness. Not in this one. The art is gorgeous, and the human character is drawn so beautifully you can see his evolving nature in his face and aspect. The troll is as gross and trolly as you' [...]


    16. Gaiman brings the supernatural to the ordinary world in this short story about a young boy encountering a troll. The troll wants the price of a life, but when has one lived long enough? I enjoy reading Gaiman's short stories because he picks you up and takes you to extraordinary places in just a few pages. He never lets the brevity of the story stand up short to the imagination or journey he creates.


    17. One of the best stories of Gaiman. So terribly sad and beautiful it seems like a poem to me.Una delle storie migliori di Gaiman, cosí bella e triste da sembrare quasi una poesiaANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIEW!


    18. Read this as part of Smoke and Mirrors book and loved it. I can sometimes relate to the character in a way that there are moments when you just want to give your life to someone else, but the thought eventually leaves my mind as i love the life I have, problems and all.


    19. The art by Colleen Doran is lovely. Quite atmospheric. The short story by Neil Gaiman is much harder to describe. Haunting in spots, with some lovely imagery. The implications are a bit disturbing, though I'm not sure I "got" them all. I suspect I'll re-read it a few times


    20. I really liked the Colleen Doran art (beautiful full page painted pieces), but I found the story a bit trite. I'm starting to think I need to stop buying these Dark Horse Neil Gaiman short stories --- I think they've done most of the good stuff writing wise.


    21. Quick half hour read , the usual amazing illustrations teamed with Gaimans unusual but fabulous storytelling. Loved the link to traditional stories just as the last one I read 'the sleeper and the spindle' . I can't get enough of Gaiman's work. Addict.


    22. If you like Neil, it's worth a look.'s a graphic novel adaptation of Neil's Troll Bridge story. It's well illustrated, brings a lot of depth to the story,mand makes for an enjoyable, if quick read





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