Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Book Review: Carter Beats The Devil

Title: Carter Beats the Devil
Author: Glen David Gold
Rating: ****1/2
Tags: fiction, magic, houdini, charles carter

This is a marvelous novel about Charles Carter, aka Carter the Great, a magician. It covers from his youth in the 1890s into his greatest show in the 1920s. Along the way the story involves Houdini, creation of great magic, two great loves, Philo Farnsworth and the creation of television, and a lion. Glen Gold has the talent to make it all work spectacularly. Recommended.

Publication Hyperion (2002), Paperback, 496 pages
Publication date 2002
ISBN 0786886323 / 9780786886326

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