- Paperback: 98 pages
- Publisher: Telos Publishing Ltd; paperback / softback edition (22 July 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1903889669
- ISBN-13: 978-1903889664
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,993,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Houdini's Last Illusion Paperback – 22 Jul 2004
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Harry Houdini is a haunted man. Haunted by success; his emotions; and now by some of his compatriots: famed and feted illusionists like himself. The only problem is that they are dead. Houdini knows that time is running out, and before he is ready to die he must perform one final trick, the greatest illusion of his life...
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Chased by ghosts of the past, dangerous and hungry remnants who have a violent demise in store for their elusive protege, he has in mind a final grand illusion - to cheat them all out of their revenge and write himself into legend for his adoring public.
A real one-sitting sort of Novella, you will find the pages skipping by as you follow Harry through the designs of some of his grandest tricks and onwards, just out of reach of his pursuers to a truly magical ending.
Top Tip - for this Author's earlier story about the child Erich Weiss (who became Harry Houdini) - then read the supernaturally charged closer to the Gods & Monsters collection.
I'm not a Houdini expert by a long shot, but I know a little bit about the man, and find him interesting. This story starts with the basic facts about the man's life and weaves them into a moving fantasy piece that will keep you turning the pages. Fortunately - as I said - it's a short piece so you don't have to wait too long for the final reveal on Houdini's greatest trick that the world never knew about.
So: a quick read, a decent story, and 77p - what more do you want?
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