I found the Sinbad story tiresome & the Alice in Wonderland story overly descriptive. However the Clue (Cluedo) story which is the first story in the book was really, really clever... Read morePublished 20 days ago by James Montgomery
The short story that was the basis of the movie with Edward Norton that is still one of my favorites. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rex
Probably the best collection Millhauser has written, written with the most care, sentences crafted and recrafted in sound with painstaking effort that disappears in later, looser... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Richard steingesser
These short stories have marvelous imagery but little to no point. If a story could be nothing but descriptions of things, this book would be fabulous. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Engineer
I purchased this book to read the short story "The Illusionist". This was made into the movie a few years ago. Some of the stories are good, and some are not.Published on December 9, 2012 by Robert Gray
Loved the movie "The Illusionist," so just had to read the story on which it is based. Milhauser is a writer I'd never heard of before. Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by Loves to Knit
The story ideas sounded good, but in reading them, I was bored.
I saw "The Illusionist" and really liked it. This is one case where the movie is better than the written story.
This item was exactly as advertised and was received quickly and in excellent condition.Published on May 8, 2007 by Louis C. Caiazzo
To add a different type of praise to Steven Millhauser's work.... I suggest "The Barnum Museum" to those who want to try reading a different style of writing. Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by James H. Wilson