The Barnum Museum
ISBN: 0671686402 Global Overview for this book
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The stories here are rather dream-like, surreal tales, sometimes with amusing notes but often just... very strange! I liked the concept of "A Game of Clue," in which the familiar game-board, pieces, and suspects are described as coming to a semblance of life as the game goes on, only to flatten out again - but the payoff just wasn't there for me. "The Sepia Postcard" has a path-not-taken vibe but, again, didn't involve me as much as I'd have liked. "The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad" blends excerpts from the fabled adventures with a history of Tales of the Arabian Nights, and contrasts Sinbad's voyages with those of readers.
And there's more - but for me the concepts interested me more than the execution.
[There's a TV Tropes page on the film "The Illusionist", with some references to the story and the differences between it and the film.]
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