Smoke and Mirrors

by Neil Gaiman | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by Flambard of Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on 4/10/2004
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14 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, April 10, 2004
Bravo bravissimo! Another fantastic book by Mr Gaiman. Alternatively sick and sexy, but always surreal. I just loved the last two stories - a heavenly whodunnit and Snow White as you have never thought of her before! More more more!

Journal Entry 2 by Flambard at on Friday, September 10, 2004

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On one of the comfy chairs downstairs

Journal Entry 3 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, September 20, 2004
Damn. Bounced back to me!

Journal Entry 4 by Flambard at on Saturday, October 02, 2004

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To poppy48

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, October 11, 2004
Arrived last week

Journal Entry 6 by Shimmy-crazy from Finchley, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, October 11, 2004
sorry forgot to log in before book arrived

Journal Entry 7 by Shimmy-crazy from Finchley, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Brilliant set of short stories

Released 15 yrs ago (3/10/2005 UTC) at for a trade in to a fellow bookcrosser, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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posted to wafi

Journal Entry 9 by wafi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Sent to me by Shimmy-crazy. Thanks, I look forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 10 by wafi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, April 14, 2005
Wow! I found all of these stories brilliant each in their own way. The diversity of the stories really shows what a great writer Gaiman is, I don't think I really had a favourite story, I found quite a few of them equally amazing. I really enjoyed reading this and was a bit gutted when I finished.

Journal Entry 11 by Banshee on Thursday, October 26, 2006
Arrived yesterday. Thanks wafi!

Journal Entry 12 by Banshee on Monday, January 07, 2008
It took me a lot of time to read this book; it seems I can read Gaiman only in winter...
Gaiman is great in working with well know characters (Snow White, Santa Claus, Galaad, Lucifer) and describing them from a completely new point of view.
I liked more "Chivalry", "Murder Mysteries", "Nicholas Was ..." and "Snow, Glass, Apples".
I think I'll have a book-ray for it.

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Update: book-ray started in the italian forum.
List of partecipants (in Italy):
fatamorgana67
campalla
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Poyel
masia
DevilKitty
Nereia
tilly77
etnagigante

Journal Entry 13 by fatamorgana67 from Roma, Lazio Italy on Friday, January 25, 2008
Smoke (and Mirrors) arrived!

Journal Entry 14 by fatamorgana67 from Roma, Lazio Italy on Monday, April 07, 2008
Gaiman is great! Very charming: airy like smoke, clear like mirror...
The book is ready for next reader

Journal Entry 15 by campalla from Genova, Liguria Italy on Sunday, May 04, 2008
It arrived yesterday...

Journal Entry 16 by campalla from Genova, Liguria Italy on Thursday, May 22, 2008
I really love Mr. Gaiman for all stories he gives us with this book...

So lovely - and so bitter - the intro one, a sort-of "Dorian Grey": this is my favourite.
I loved "Chivalry" too, and "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar" (dear, old Lovecraft!), amused with "We Can Get Them For You Wholesale" and "When We Went to See the End of the World".

Thanks to Banshee!

Journal Entry 17 by Poyel from Parma, Emilia Romagna Italy on Friday, May 30, 2008
Just arrived.

Journal Entry 18 by Poyel from Parma, Emilia Romagna Italy on Tuesday, July 08, 2008
My first thought was: "wow!", but maybe I should express myself in a few more words. ^_-
It's difficult to give a single opinion for all those stories.
Some of them would not be my cup of tea, but others... others would strike me.
Their atmosphere would linger in my mind, not letting me go. That is the magic of Gaiman's work: it creates an atmosphere, even in a few sentences, that remains, even when you cannot remember the exact story plot anymore.
Certain images are stuck in my mind - Santa Claus' punishment, the Jack in the box waiting, some of the 15 Painted Cards From a Vampire Tarot, the Seeper of Dreams, the atmosphere in Cold Colours, the Vampire Sestina, and the introduction, when he talks about smoke & mirrors.

It's a great book, so thank you for the Ray.

Journal Entry 19 by masia from Faenza, Emilia Romagna Italy on Friday, July 18, 2008
Here it is! :)

Journal Entry 20 by masia from Faenza, Emilia Romagna Italy on Wednesday, September 03, 2008
A really interesting story collection!
Thanks a lot for this bookring :)

Journal Entry 21 by DevilKitty from Camogli, Liguria Italy on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The book is here.

Journal Entry 22 by DevilKitty from Camogli, Liguria Italy on Friday, October 17, 2008
I fell in love with Gaiman's storytelling when I first read his Sandman comics by DC. Almost every single page he writes seems to turn by magic into visual poetry. "Smoke an mirrors" is an amazing collection of dreams, or nightmares if you like, written in a very elegant, powerful, evocative, magical way.Even though I dare confess I found a couple of stories quite boring - as if the Author was not fully into them -, pages like "In the End" alone make the book absolutely worth reading. The majority of stories in this collection is beautiful, like those echoing my beloved Lovecraft's world or "The Price", the most enchanting praise of the black cat I have ever read, or "Babycakes".
I have already bought my copy of this book as I consider it as a "must have", not only for all Gaiman appreciators but for all lovers of true art.
Thanks for sharing. The book is now leaving to Nereia. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 23 by Nereia from Roma, Lazio Italy on Friday, October 24, 2008
Arrivato!

Journal Entry 24 by Nereia from Roma, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, November 18, 2009
My english in not very good and this make me an unsure reader. I love Gaiman and this is my first Gaiman's book that I read in original language. His writing style is amazing and gives you a clear image of situations, characters, descriptions, places and emotions. It's a really great book.
The book is now leaving to etnagigante, thanks for the ray.

Journal Entry 25 by etnagigante from Catania, Sicilia Italy on Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The book is here

Journal Entry 26 by etnagigante from Catania, Sicilia Italy on Thursday, May 13, 2010
Reading Gaiman is always astounding. I had read his novels and was ready to dive in his short stories, full of magic in real life, British mystery, night shadows or simply Hollywood stuff. The first thing you'll aprecieate is the intoduction, for it's a very short story itself and not a simple list of the story the book is formed of. Reading this stories allows you to be careful of bridges, old tea cup o cats because of what they could mean.
A real pleasure for mind.

Mailed yesterday to Tilly

Journal Entry 27 by tilly77 from Cesena, Emilia Romagna Italy on Thursday, May 13, 2010
it's here!

Journal Entry 28 by tilly77 at Cesena, Emilia Romagna Italy on Friday, December 17, 2010
Brilliant and funny and witty and charming... I loved almost every tale!

Since I am the last of the ray I've put this book in a virtual box :
http://forum.bookcrossing-italy.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=24620
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8414435

and it was chosen by MartinaViola. I'll send it soon!

Journal Entry 29 by tilly77 at -- via posta o passaggio a mano --, Emilia Romagna Italy on Saturday, December 18, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (12/18/2010 UTC) at -- via posta o passaggio a mano --, Emilia Romagna Italy

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sent to Martina!

Journal Entry 30 by MartinaViola at Latina, Lazio Italy on Sunday, February 06, 2011
the book arrived yesterday!!!
yuppi! I'm so happy it didn't get lost! :)

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