Smoke and Mirrors

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The storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Stardust, is one dazzling display in the variety of Smoke and Mirror's original and brilliant short pieces. 'A very fine and imaginative writer' The Sunday Times. If you love Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected or Terry Pratchett, Smoke and Mirrors is highly recommended. 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 ...

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Norms

Feb 7, 2008

A great showcase for Gaiman's skill

This is a great collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman, and I think really showcases what his writing is all about. Stories range from the whimsical to the horrifying, and Gaiman draws from a wide range of sources, such as the Holy Grail and H.P. Lovecraft. Gaiman certainly has a touch in finding the magical in the mundane, and quite a number of his stories are the things of nightmares (foremost among these a story that will change the way you thought about a certain fairytale). There are a few stories that slow the pace (mainly his poems), but there are enough gems in this collection to warrant it's purchase.

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