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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions An Elderly Widow Finds The Holy Grail Beneath An Old Fur Coat A Stray Cat Fights And Refights A Terrible Nightly Battle To Protect His Unwary Adoptive Family From Unimaginable Evil A Young Couple Receives A Wedding Gift That Reveals A Chilling Alternative History Of Their Marriage These Tales And Much Await In This Extraordinary Book, Revealing One Of Our Most Gifted Storytellers At The Height Of His Powers Includes Extra Material Exclusive To This Headline Review Edition



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

  1. says:

    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, technically he hid another short story within that The Wedding Present Ori


  2. 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


  3. 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 h


  4. 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 c


  5. 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 come Here is my attempt at a better review Normally I would delete the prereview BS but I like it this time so it stays This is the second short story collec


  6. says:

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


  7. 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 marriag


  8. says:

    As much as I adore Gaiman s writing style, it seemed like none of these short stories were chosen thoughtfully I enjoyed this book a though, so it gets a 3.5 from me RTC


  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


  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


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