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The Prestige. Christopher Priest. ISBN 0 312 85886-8. PR6066.R55P74 1997. 404 pages.

An interesting tale of a feud between two magicians in the late 1800s which continues to confound their descendants. It all starts when one of them takes a member of the other's family for a sucker. The other retaliates by exposing the former. It escalates. Angier must figoure out how Borden does The New Transported Man. Borden fails In a Flesh Revealing the fantasy aspect would reveal the punchline.

The iteresting take was the he said/she said aspect of it. (Except not she.) That was expertly done.

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