Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions

By Neil Gaiman

In the deft arms of Neil Gaiman, magic is not any mere phantasm . . . and something is feasible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's mind's eye and ultimate artistry remodel an earthly global right into a position of negative wonders—where an outdated lady should purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift shop, the place assassins market it their providers within the telephone book lower than "Pest Control," and the place a apprehensive younger boy needs to barter for his existence with a mean-spirited troll dwelling underneath a bridge by means of the railroad tracks. discover a brand new truth, obscured through smoke and darkness but brilliantly tangible, during this remarkable selection of brief works by means of a grasp prestidigitator. it's going to dazzle your senses, contact your middle, and hang-out your dreams.

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