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I really enjoyed these mesmerizing stories. Like a modern Kafka, Millhauser writes with exacting control about the darkness at the heart of mysticism, the half-hidden sorcery of magic carpets, automatons, and carnival wonders. True, this collection will make you ask yourself how many exquisitely wrought stories about miniaturism one can read in a life. Sometimes the stories almost feel as mechanical as their subjects -- although maybe that is the point -- and yes, Millhaser's details are a littl ...more