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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion and anything is possible In this, Gaiman s first book of short stories, his imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders a place where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under Pest Control, and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks Explore a new reality obscured by smoke and darkness, yet brilliantly tangible in this extraordinary collection of short works by a master prestidigitator It will dazzle your senses, touch your heart, and haunt your dreams

About the Author: Neil Gaiman

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10 thoughts on “Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions

  1. says:

    Gaiman is literary bacon short stories, young adult, fantasy, adult fiction he s good in anything Smoke and Mirrors is a collection of 30 or so short stories They run the gamut from sci fi to very short parables to fantasy to magical realism It s not his best work, but as a collection it s imaginative and provocative I enjoyed a majority of these stories and Gaiman continues to be one of my favorite authors Some of my preferences were Chivalry , Changes , We Can Get Them for You Wh

  2. says:

    I keep saying, oneNeil Gaiman book and I ll figure out what the big deal is Spoiler, I haven t yet Though, I did enjoy some of these stories indicated by a There s farthat weren t enjoyable.Introduction PLEASE skip this is so, so long It s a short story in and of itself Though, technically he hid another short story within that The Wedding Present Originally written as a wedding present, this marriage slowly but surely sinks to the pits of despair Chivalry A c I keep saying, oneNeil Gaima

  3. says:

    Smoke and Mirrors is the first of two short story collections written by Neil Gaiman This title was first published in 1998, while Fragile Things came out in 2006 Having read Fragile Things mere months ago I was doing quite a bit of comparison between the two as I worked my way through Smoke and Mirrors While there are a lot of similarities between the two, there are also many differences.Both collections involve Gaiman doing what he does best, that is taking our own myths, fables, an Smoke and

  4. says:

    This collection of short works, some not quite complete, is maybe a must read for real Gaiman fans who read everything he does 4 stars for them , but not really for anyone else only 1 star for the general audience And I say that as one of those fans I really like what Gaiman does, both in traditional and graphic novel form, but Smoke and Mirrors is not representative of his best work Basically, it is a collection of things he never bothered to give a final polish to Much of S M is things This collectio

  5. says:

    Initially read in 1999 or thereabouts Not reviewed at the time.Upon re reading The Goldfish Pond and Other Stories by Neil GaimanI m usually not that interested in the whole glamour of Hollywood theme, but this is probably the best commentary on it I ve ever read Clearly partially autobiographical, this tells the story of a British writer who s flown out to L.A to talk about converting his bestselling novel into a movie A shifting cast of film execs gradually morph his story past r Initially read in 1999 or t

  6. says:

    Apparently I am not a fan of his short stories, they are bad I gave his other short story collection book three stars and that was being kind This one is getting two because I am all out of kindness.A better review to comeHere is my attempt at a better review Normally I would delete the prereview BS but I like it this time so it staysThis is the second short story collection I have read from this author and they have both been thumbs down experiences I definitely have a love hate rel Apparently I am not a fan of his

  7. says:

    2.5 stars, a few gems but way too many narrative poems and meh stories.

  8. says:

    Bearing in mind I read this on my kindle, so some stories weren t included in the version I read Also this is hella long. All ratings including notes indicates favouriteThe Wedding Present Yes, I religiously read introductions 4 In which a picturesque couple are given a quaint wedding present that seems to be a retelling of their coupling it spins a story of how their marriage could have went wrong Though this premise may seem outlandish and bizarre, it s terribly relevant and posesBearing in mind I read this on my kindle, so som

  9. says:

    A guilty pleasure, sure, but with Ray Bradbury s death, I d suggest that Neil Gaiman is the best storyteller we have today.Consider the words of Harry Bailly he of the Tabard Inn, not George s brother And which of yow that bereth hym best of alle That is to seyn that telleth in this caas Tales of best sentence and moost solaas Shal have a soper at oure aller cost And I d buy Gaiman a meal or three for this sundry collection of tales pulled together from over the years and published i A guilty pleasure, sure, but with Ray Bradbury s deat

  10. says:

    A little disappointing, though with some flourishes of fabulousness.I m a huge Neil Gaiman fan So much so, I cite him as one of the authors that made me want to write Most of his books are fantastically imaginative, exciting and wonderfully plotted, and a couple of them rank among my all time favourite books As a result, I launched into his collection of short stories with high expectations I should say, for the record, I like short stories I apprediate the whole bite sized concept, that A little disappointing, though with some flourishes of f

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