Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions (Paperback)

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    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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    ISBN 9780380789023
    Genre FICTION / Fantasy / Short Stories
    Format Paperback
    Pages 363
    Publisher Date 2005-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Avon Books
    Copyright Year 1998
    Height 6.75 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.4 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Short Fictions and Illusions
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gaiman, Neil
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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      Sometimes I'm in the mood for a short story or two. This book satisfies that need and you feel as if you have received a bonus, as all the stories differ in how they are written. I am new to Neil Gaiman's writing...He is fully entertaining and I look forward to reading more of his work.

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