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In the Mirror

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A disillusioned author haunted by the disappearance of his father inherits a mirror and discovers that his own story can have an alternate ending.
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Published July 18th 2011 by Robin Lythgoe (first published July 2011)
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I felt like I got a glimpse into what would be a really exciting and enthralling story, and then had it yanked away. The style of writing is lovely, but this felt like it should have been a first chapter in a much longer story. The real meat of the adventure would have started after he entered the mirror, and we didn't get to see any of it, which was disappointing. I keep hoping I'm going to find a novel written by this author, but so far I'm only seeing short stories.
Short, but sweet. Mirrors are usually unfriendly objects in fantasy, so this story was a nice change from that plot device. I would have liked to read about the world beyond the mirror, but it didn't seem to be the point of the story. This is more about two people taking a risk for a second chance at life. I enjoyed it.
I typically prefer to read novels as opposed to short stories but the cover art (and wonderful reviews) drew me in. This short story took about 5 minutes to read but it was a charming tale with some mystery thrown in. Although short, it was a good read. It's like they say, quality not quantity.
I normally avoid short stories because I like a good long read with details and character development. Most of them read like little more than outlines. This is a good, satisfying story about where authors get some of their inspiration and has a bit of a fantasy twist to it. I really enjoyed it.
Kristie Kiessling
A very good read of magic and hope. I can almost feel the mirror, hear the clacking of the old typewriter. It brings to mind being a child and indulging in flights of imagination. A well crafted tale that could easily be the setting for more stories.
Marla Oveson
This was a fast easy read. I really like the idea of this book and I would like to see it go further. It could make a really good novel by going further into the stories that he writes from the mirror. I would like to see more.
Robin tells a great tale. Gives enough descriptions in her story to awaken and keep the interest of her readers without padding things out. This piece has a wide age appeal. And who doesn't like a little mystery to tease the mind?
Thomas Cardin
A charming, whistful short. My personal preference would be to start the story upon entering the mirror, but that is not the story that is presented. What was presented was good. Heartwarming with a tinge of underlying sadness.
Imagine a door to your imagination. Wonderful....
Cheryllynn Dyess

This is a great quick read that draws you in and leaves you wanting more! Recommend to all, no doubt.
This is the greatest little short story. I loved the characters, very well developed story line that just reaches out and grabs you. I wish I had that mirror. Take a few minutes and enjoy a cute tale about a magical mirror. Highly recommended.
Alan D.D.
Podría haber estado mejor. Muy corto, pero con muy buena trama e ideas. El final fue predecible al 100% pero la forma en que se llegó a él fue muy curiosa y original.
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Robin Lythgoe was born in Maryland, but spent several years in Oregon and did a short stint in upstate New York before moving to Utah. She married an artist, and together they have four wonderful children. Reading and writing have always been a part of her life, and she is particularly drawn to fantasy. When she was growing up her mother often led expeditions to the library, from which the entire ...more
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