Smoke and mirrors : short fictions and illusions /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Avon Books, Edition: 1st ed.Description: viii, 339 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780061450167; 0061450162.Subject(s): Short stories | Horror fiction | Short stories | Horror fiction | Short stories | Horror fiction | Short stories
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<p>In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion . . . and anything is possible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders--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.</p>
Reading the entrails: a rondel -- An introduction -- Chivalry -- Nicholas was ... -- The price -- Troll bridge -- Don't ask Jack -- The goldfish pool and other stories -- The white road -- Queen of knives -- Changes -- The daughter of owls -- Shoggoth's old peculiar -- Virus -- Looking for the girl -- Only the end of the world again -- Bay wolf -- We can get them for you wholesale -- One life, furnished in early Moorcock -- Cold colors -- The sweeper of dreams -- Foreign parts -- Vampire sestina -- Mouse -- The sea change -- When we went to see the end of the world by Dawnie Morningside, age 11 1/4 -- Desert wind -- Tastings -- Babycakes -- Murder mysteries -- Snow, glass, apples.
A collection of fantasy stories and poems. In Chivalry, a woman discovers the Holy Grail in a secondhand shop, in Murder Mysteries, an angel visiting Los Angeles provides the inside story on Lucifer's revolt against God, and there are revisionist stories on Snow White and Santa Claus.