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The darker of Neil Gaiman’s short story books, Smoke and Mirrors, offers peeks into a variety of dazzling and frightening science fiction and fantasy worlds where assassins can advertise their services under pest control, an old lady can purchase the Holy Grail in a thrift store, and Snow White’s pale beauty hides a vicious secret. Enjoy Gaiman’s unparalleled storytelling and humor and come in for a fun discussion next year!
by Neil Gaiman
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.-Goodreads.com
"SMOKE AND MIRRORS will haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul." --Hachette.com
"[Neil Gaiman] he makes something daringly new out of the stories we think we know best..." --Kirkus Review
Belle and Tiffany, Library Leaders
This is Tiffany and Belle's first summer read recommendation!