The possibility that anything is possible — that for one brief moment in time, anything is possible, but it will fade and disappear like a dream — is why writing, acting, or painting can be liberating. In this collection of short stories, Neil Gaiman imagines worlds that are only slightly off the limb of reality – where magic exists, where dreams are real, where Arthurian knights live amid everyday life…
Written with dazzling wit, Smoke and Mirrors is Neil Gaiman’s first collection of short stories. The range of subjects is wide: from the desperate search for love on a barren planet to a miserable old woman trying to buy the Holy Grail at a thrift store. They will leave you in awe of this phenomenal author’s artistry and imagination.”
In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion, and anything is possible. In this collection of twenty-two stories about ordinary people drawn into extraordinary events, a man can learn to see in his dreams by using a pair of glasses that glow in the dark and a remote-controlled airplane; an American woman can work wonders on a distant island by pointing at the sun’s reflection in the water and chanting an ancient prayer. With his trademark wit and imagination, Gaiman brings these fantasies to life with a magical flourish.
About Smoke and Mirrors Book
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.