M Is for Magic by Neil GaimanThank you! Ten short stories and one poem, some presented here for the first time, allow one of the modern masters of fantasy to strut his stuff, particularly that of the deliciously creepy variety. A man who has put off the troll under the bridge in his youth yields to ennui at last and gives over his life; a sinister Jack-in-the-box plants madness in the minds of children; a living boy is raised in a graveyard by the dead. A hardboiled detective tries to solve the murder of Humpty-Dumpty; a master con artist spins the yarn of his greatest swindle; a little old lady very nearly thwarts the quest for the Holy Grail when she buys it in a junk shop. Short stories. There was a problem adding your email address.
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November 25, by leavesandpages. This edition: Harper Collins, First Edition. ISBN: Some of the reference are totally aimed at adults. Comments RSS.
Do you remember when you were young and there were certain short story writers whose tales always made you feel good? They could be scary, they could be funny, or they could just be about things that made you think. But whenever you read a book of their stories you felt as comfortable as if you were tucked into bed in a warm comforter on the coldest night of the year. It might be a howling blizzard outside but inside the comfort of those pages you were long gone and safe. You could be staring down the biggest, ugliest, and hairiest monster known to all human and non-human kind and feel right at home. These worlds of the imagination kept away the reality of the test you hadn't studied for tomorrow, or the fact that you had made a fool of yourself at school again today and were going to suffer for it for at least the next week.
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M is for Magic Neil Gaiman. Reviewed by Bill West. Ten stories and a poem from the pen of a master of fantasy writing. Neil Gaiman's collection of imaginative tales for younger readers, ages 10 up, is beautifully illustrated by Teddy Kristiansen. The Witch's Headstone is the only new story in the collection and appears here as a taster for the soon to be published collection The Graveyard Book. The majority of the other stories are pretty good.
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Short stories could be read from start to finish in the kind of times I had available for reading—morning break, or after-lunch nap, or on trains. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Horror stays with you hardest. There was a story I read when I was nine that ended with a room covered with snails. I think they were probably man-eating snails, and they were crawling slowly toward someone to eat him. I get the same creeps remembering it now that I did when I read it. Fantasy gets into your bones.