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TitleSmoke and Mirrors
AuthorNeil Gaiman
ISBN0380789027
ImprintNeil Gaiman Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatMass Market Paperback
Pages365

Description

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.

Reviews

Miranda Reads

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

I keep saying, one Neil 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 far that weren t enjoyable.Introduction PLEASE skip this is so, so long It s a short story in and of itself Though, technicall... (Sign in to see more)


Matt

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

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 Mir... (Sign in to see more)


Jc

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

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 traditiona... (Sign in to see more)


Althea Ann

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

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, ... (Sign in to see more)


April

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

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 weddin... (Sign in to see more)


Lucy Banks

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

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... (Sign in to see more)


Wayne Barrett

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

Drops of water fell like diamonds from the Angel Lucifer s perfect fingers From the short story, Murder Mysteries About half way through this volume of short s I was thinking this would probably be a 4 star, maybe a 3.5 actual Now that I am at the end, having examined the work as a whole, and consid... (Sign in to see more)


Petergiaquinta

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

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 be... (Sign in to see more)


Kimberley doruyter

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

a wonderful collection of the madness that is neil gaiman.


Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤

Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman

I hate saying this, but I m only giving this one 3 stars I love Gaiman s writing, I truly do Somehow I felt a lot of the stories in this anthology were a bit disjointed Some were boring, to be quite honest As if they were just something thrown together from a discarded pile A few of the stories were... (Sign in to see more)


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