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Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions

Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions Summary ½ 8 Neil Gaiman ☆ 8 Read & Download 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. 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 within that The Wedding Present Originally written as a wedding present this marriage slowly but surely sinks to the pits of despair Chivalry A cute story about an elderly lady snapping up the Holy Grail at a bargain at the thrift shop Later republished in M is for Magic Nicholas Was A 100 word story centered on St Nicholas for one of Gaiman s Christmas cardsThe Price this cat deserves a medal a ball of yarn and a tuna fillet for defending this family against the devil Republished in M Is for Magic Troll Bridge Retelling of the three Billy Goats Gruff While this started on a high note undue time is used to describe the troll s flaccid genitalia Un ironically troll acts like a dick Republished in M Is for MagicDon t Ask Jack Menacing Jack in the Box As if I needed another reason to never buy one Republished in M Is for MagicThe Goldfish Pool and Other Stories Almost written as a reflection for Neil Gaiman on hollywood I was not a fan of his commentsEaten Scenes from a Moving picture please Gaiman why does everything need to be so sex explicit Excuse me as I scrub my eyesThe White Road This wasn t memorableueen of Knives well written by not memorableThe Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch The underground circus leads to the disappearing of one Mrs Finch I wasn t a fan of the book and wasn t a fan of the short story It made too many leaps Changes Once again a Gaiman story became weirdly sexual I really should start expecting this A man discovers the cure for cancer which has the side effect of changing a person s gender Now the world is populated by nearly immortal pill popping gender switchers I hesitate to call everyone trans since this is done so reversibly and recreationalyThe Daughter of Owls A girl was found with some owls The locals hate herShoggoth s Old Peculiar H P Lovecraft inspired cult y New England tale Did like how he portrayed the pub though Virus Honestly wasn t that memorable Looking for the Girl A kid looking at a dirty mag spots the most beautiful girl As an adult he finds her again in the mag but she looks exactly the same Logically he devotes his life to becoming the best dirty mag photographer in hopes of meeting this chick in person My interpretation A vampire wanted a free photo shoot every few years and went to a magazine to do itOnly the End of the World Again Richly worded not an interesting plotBay Wolf Baywatch Beowulf Surprisingly uirky and fun Fifteen Painted Cards from a Vampire Tarot Each of the Major Arcana first 22 of the 78 tarot cards in a deck is interpreted through a short story We Can Get Them For You Wholesale How good would the bargain need to be to end the world Despite the dark implications this was a fun readOne Life Furnished in Early Moorcock High school kid who wanted to write and is a huge fan of a series He mail orders a book and never pays for itCold Colors Short poem involving magic and computers The Sweeper of Dreams prose piecewaxes poetic about dreams and their implicationsForeign Parts Sudden sexuality again A man is slowly taken over by a cognizant venereal disease Copious mentions of STDs and masturbationVampire Sestina A vampire poemMouse The married couple s house is infested The man buys a humane mousetrap while his wife seems to get an abortion The man seems to have no reaction to the abortion Upon finding a mouse trapped he sets the mouse free outside The Sea Change Lyrical poem about mermaids and the oceanHow Do You Think It Feels Man goes to conference Man meets hot girl Man cheats on wife despite having a couple of kids He justifies it kids are stupid wife is lame When We Went to See the End of the World by Dawnie Morningside age 11 Written from the perspective of a child as the end of the world occurs Unexpectedly chillingDesert Wind Man gets lost in the desert and is foundTastings Male Prostitute Female Celebrity Prostitute has powers which lead him to be amazing in bed essentially he reads the minds of his clients without realizing it and he can t read Celebrity s and thus is sucking not literallywell maybe a bit in bed The mundane conversation as they try out positions made this one marginally tolerable Mostly I was cringing away from the pagesIn the End Genesis creation in reverse Not particularly memorableBabycakes Just take that title literallyMurder Mysteries The first murder in heaven as it s investigated by the angel Raguel Snow Glass Apples Finally FINALLY I thought as I got to this one It s a retelling of Snow White with a huge reversal Snow is evil and the stepmother is attempting to hold together the kingdom from the terror of one very cruel Snow What ruined it The weird sex bits I would ve loved this story if A Young Snow as in not over 18 like 12 or younger hadn t blown a traveling monk before killing him AND B if the prince wasn t into necrophilia when he screwed first the stepmother and then her daughter It just completely threw the whole story off Without it I would ve really enjoyed this creepy retellingYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

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Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions Summary ½ 8 Neil Gaiman ☆ 8 Read & Download 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. 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 lot of similarities between the two there are also many differencesBoth collections involve Gaiman doing what he does best that is taking our own myths fables and folklore tweaking them to better resonate with our modern culture and handing them back to us complete with the grit and gristle that were absent from the versions that we received as children While this seems to be an over arching theme to most of the stories in Fragile Things it still shows up occasionally in Smoke and Mirrors along with so much else Gaiman takes the reader to so many places throughout these stories These include a couple of nods to writers that surely influenced him along the way Lovecraft and Moorcock specifically a writer struggling through a screenplay that has been watered down by the movie studio discovering the legendary Hollywood of old and political intrigue amongst the angels in heaven Lawrence Talbot also makes an appearance in a tale involving the Wolf Man Gaiman s books are usually shelved in the Sci FiFantasy section at the average bookstore which I think is a bit of a disservice as these stories are so much diverse than the typical view of the Fantasy genre that involves touchy feely knights riding around on horses and tends to prejudice the typical reader to that genre negativelyA tip to any readers who are in the habit of skipping book introductions Gaiman actually hides a story within the introduction of this book as a payoff to those who religiously read the introduction That sort of cleverness suckers me in every timeIt may be unwise to compare the stories in Smoke and Mirrors to each other and to Fragile Things as both books represent of a compilation of Gaiman stories that appeared in other publications over a particular period of his writing career versus something that was put together as an intentional unified collection However as it is great fun to wildly speculate I believe that the stories in Smoke and Mirrors are bolder than the ones in the later collection As most of these stories were written around the time that Sandman was finishing its run I m wondering if the reason for this was to prove to any naysayers that Gaiman was a serious writer and not just that comic book guyThese stories may not be something that would be discussed in a college level literature class with the austere professor that lives and dies by the canon but I don t think that is Gaiman s intention as a writer He comes from the storyteller tradition and I feel that such a thing is just as important in feeding one s imagination and intellect as the heavy literature now and again Book of Isms of their marriage These tales and much await in this. 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Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions Summary ½ 8 Neil Gaiman ☆ 8 Read & Download Extraordinary book revealing one of our most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers Includes extra material exclusive to this Headline Review editio. 25 stars a few gems but way too many narrative poems and meh stories Undeniably Fated one The Ira War Strategy Tactics and Military Lessons Csis Significant Issues Series Csis Significant Issues Series of Black Blue #3 our most gifted storytellers at the height The Moe Manifesto of his powers Includes extra material exclusive to this Headline Review editio. 25 stars a few gems but way too many narrative poems and meh stories

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  • Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions
  • Neil Gaiman
  • English
  • 28 May 2019
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