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ISBN: 0060010878
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (January 2001)
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 419
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Short Stories & Anthologies. I have read several of Neil Gaiman's novels and I think I enjoy this book and Neverwhere the most

Short Stories & Anthologies. view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. I have read several of Neil Gaiman's novels and I think I enjoy this book and Neverwhere the most.

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman. It was first published in the United States in 1998, and in the United Kingdom in 1999. Many of the stories in this book are reprints from other sources, such as magazines, anthologies, and collections (including ten stories and poems from Gaiman's earlier small press miscellany Angels and Visitations).

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Comments:

Minha
I have read several of Neil Gaiman's novels and I think I enjoy this book and Neverwhere the most.

In every review I have made of his novels I comment on the amazing worlds that he is able to vividly birth with his writing. Nowhere, perhaps with American Gods as the only exception, is this more apparent than in Stardust.

The fantastical creatures and events that are depicted in this book, are truly a pleasure to behold. The way the story is narrated in particular, makes the reader feel as if events are being guided by some higher power like fate, though it's obviously the author, and this lends itself greatly to the classical fantasy feel of the book.

Its also interesting to note that this struck me as being one of the lighter fantasy worlds that Gaiman has crafted. I quite enjoyed this when juxtaposed to the London Underground of Neverwhere.

I greatly enjoyed this book and its call back to the classic fairy tales of days past. I can't help but wish there was more.
Skunk Black
I'd give this a 3.5/5, but it's incredibly well-known and well-reviewed already so I'll keep this one short. This is a very sweet, fairy tale inspired piece of shortish fiction set in the town of Wall and in Faerie. In Wall there is, well, a Wall that divides the regular world from Faerie and there's a gap in the wall here that is usually guarded. Rarely there is a market at the gap in the Wall with magical items and the townspeople mingle slightly with the inhabitants of Faerie and this fairy tale type story of seeking a falling star who turns out to be a girl, at least in Faerie, ensues.

I'll just note that I "read" this by listening to it in audiobook form. The audio book for this, at least the version I listened to, is read by Neil Gaiman, the author of the book. He's an excellent narrator and it's nice to hear the book how the author envisioned it.
Agarus
I loved the movie so much that i bought this book and found that it is a much more adult fairy tale than the film. A lot was changed to adapt the book to the screen, but the overall tone was very similar. There was more sex and more blood and guts, but it was fun to read and I am glad I bought it.
Prince Persie
I really liked this book. I guess I was ruined a bit for Neil Gaiman since I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane before any other of his works. I think about that story all the time. It still resonates with me months after I read it. This story feels similar to me. Tristan will be with me for a long time. I also agree with Neil Gain an on the power of fairy tales or myths or whatever you want to call them. A lot of them have been sanitized over the years from the original stories. Original issue fairy tales were much more grim to make a point.
I do not like everything Neil Gaiman writes but the stories I do like are so profound and moving that they stick with me for quite a while. Stardust is one of those.
Gajurus
After seeing the movie when it first came out and then buying it when it came out on DVD/BluRay and found out it was a book first, I had to get it. I wanted it in Hard Back as I am huge reader and have a large library and prefer to have them in Hardback form as they last longer. The book did not disappoint. The movie was excellent and the book is even better and am super happy w/ it.

I have read several book by Neil Gaiman and this is by far one of the best if not the Best Novel he has ever written. Such a great story and for those romantics out there you will really love this book, as it shows that anyone can find love in even the most remote of places and really teach what love is, etc. Enjoy!
Zetadda
Magnificent story by author AND magnificent story teller, Neil Gaiman. I honestly have never fallen in love with a story like this until now. I am over the moon about it (so to speak), It is read by the author and that is a treat for the listening audience as he is delivering it in the way it was meant to be.
I have listened to this in a car with others, and on my own now quite a few times because there is so much detail in the story-telling and it is pleasant to hear.
I had seen the movie Stardust, related to this story it is, but never had a real interest in the movie because (I know now) of how it was portrayed. Although it has helped me visualize some scenes in the audio.
Best ever story...well, what can I say...other than...this story I highly recommend for anyone with an interest in fantasy and faerie stories...it is ONEGOODSTORY!
Marilace
So you've seen the movie, you're bored, think this is a sure thing, "meh" "good to fall asleep on..." Wrong! Exiting book, nothing like the movie, really captures your imagination, you cannot predict what will happen, very complex developed characters. Hopeful, suspenseful, light hearted, thoughtful, it has it all. Neil Gaiman is a master storyteller with a limitless imagination. You cannot guess what will happen page after page, you think you can predict it but you'll find yourself wrong. Give it a try, you will love it.
Another Gaiman classic. More a teen book than a kid's book (it would be more kid appropriate if the sex wasnt in it- but you can skip that easily enough if you are reading to your kids. Not being a prude here, but if reading to 8/9 year olds, you would likely feel better skipping the sex part (just a few paragraphs).

Fantastic imagery, great book, good humour, wonderful fantasy.

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