Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions PDF æ

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:

    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 im


  2. says:

    Neil Gaiman never disappointsThat's what this book is smokes and mirrors an interesting collection of short stories and poems A diverse mix of crazy dark engaging weird and hilarious


  3. 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 enjoyableIntroduction PLEASE skip this is so so long It's a short story in and of itself Though technically he hid another short story wi


  4. 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 uite a bit of comparison between the two as I worked my way through 'Smoke and Mirrors' While there are a


  5. says:

    This collection of short works some not uite 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 Mirr


  6. says:

    Initially read in 1999 or thereabouts Not reviewed at the timeUpon 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


  7. 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 kindnessA 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 secon


  8. says:

    25 stars a few gems but way too many narrative poems and meh stories


  9. 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 introductions4In which a picturesue couple are given a uaint wedding present that seems to be a 'retelling' of their coupling; it spins a story of how their mar


  10. says:

    A guilty pleasure sure but with Ray Bradbury's death I'd suggest that Neil Gaiman is the best storyteller we have todayConsider 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


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