Smoke and mirrors book by neil gaiman
Neil Gaiman ~ Smoke and Mirrors; Short Fictions and Illusions #Audiobook
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
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Also in the introduction a short paragraph per story, that tells us how each of them came to be, whether they were ordered for a particular publication or came to life out of nothing, or how and where they were published if ever — most of all he talks about what inspired them and it gives an amazing insight into the mind of the author — provided that he is speaking the truth of course. Smoke and mirrors remember? There are 34 short stories altogether — they can either be one page long or several. In different formats: most in prose, some in verse, one sestina. I read the book over a one month period, savouring one or two a day depending on my mood I skipped the poems as they are not really my cup of tea, though and some were better than the others or course, but quite a few were simply outstanding, about ten of them. Like The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories which follows a screenplay writer whose script was picked up by a Hollywood Studio , on his visit to LA and his surreal meetings with studio executives who kept changing his story — this is the funniest story in the book and perhaps the least Fantastic — I definitely can see that happening in LA! Or for example, Chivalry , the opening story where an old English lady finds the Holy Grail in a Charity Shop oh , the allure of the British charity shops, one in every corner , you can find all sorts of treasures -and all sorts of trash too which she immediately recognised for what it is and nonchalantly buys it because it would look really nice in the mantelpiece.
Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris. The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. Du kanske gillar. The Testaments Margaret Atwood Inbunden. Smoke and Mirrors av Neil Gaiman.