Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

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The Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Anansi Boys presents a collection of fantastic tales, including several original stories, of strange inventions, miraculous encounters, and bizarre discoveries. Reprint.

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.

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The author offers a collection of tales of strange inventions, miraculous encounters, and bizarre discoveries.

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ISBN: 9780380789023
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Mar 29, 2016

Good, varied collection and fascinating notes from the author. If nothing else, read the first story in the collection (not the one in the introduction, though that's good, too).

soundguy1999 Sep 04, 2011

Good book of short stories.
Some better then others, but most well written.
I would recommend this book for light reading.

angry_skull Aug 28, 2011

Pretty good. Some interesting stories. I like that he also tells how the stories came to him.

Feb 05, 2011

Neil Gaiman is so great.

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