Smoke and mirrors book by neil gaiman

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smoke and mirrors book by neil gaiman

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions by Neil Gaiman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

Because Neil Gaiman does most of his writing for comic books and graphic novels, the scope and richness of his talent have thus far been overlooked by the average reader. Smoke And Mirrors is only the second book of "pure" fiction he's had published, after last year's novel Neverwhere , and it pretty much counts as his first short-story collection. Roughly half of these pieces have appeared as the best stories in various collections covering the themes of sex and horror, or horror and fairy tales, or vampires and sex, or what have you; Gaiman's work has been the only really good thing in a variety of poorly conceived anthologies. This only adds to the problem of categorization that Gaiman must overcome: Like Ray Bradbury before him, he writes lovely little horror stories, fairy tales, and fantasies which are as familiar as they are fabulous, stories that are never quite what the reader expects. In "Troll Bridge," Gaiman proposes that one might grow to appreciate the idea of hungry trolls under bridges; in "Bay Wolf," he combines Baywatch , Beowulf , and a werewolf in a serious and relatively plausible fashion; and in "Snow, Glass, Apples," he explores the chilling possibilities of inverting the Snow White mythos. The building blocks of Gaiman's little fantasies—the vampires, the stray cats that are much more than they seem, the end of the world—are certainly standard, and he doesn't ever pretend otherwise.
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Smoke+mirrors by Gaiman

You currently have JavaScript disabled in your web browser, please enable JavaScript to view our website as intended. Here are the instructions of how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Publisher: Headline. Among the stories in Gaiman's collection: 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 adoptive family from evil. Neil Gaiman brings his trademark combination of gothic atmosphere and tight storytelling to this outing.

Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris. The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. Du kanske gillar. The Testaments Margaret Atwood Inbunden. Smoke and Mirrors av Neil Gaiman. Spara som favorit.

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Seller Rating:. About this Item: Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.

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    Also in the introduction a short paragraph per story, that tells us how each of them came to be, whether they were ordered for a particular publication or came to life out of nothing, or how and where they were published if ever — most of all he talks about what inspired them and it gives an amazing insight into the mind of the author — provided that he is speaking the truth of course.

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  5. Kim W. says:

    Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman. It was first published in the United States in , and.

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