King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

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.

Tags: books

  • Papers Please

    I just finished scanning and filing my bills and correspondence and statements and whatnot from December and January. I note this because I have…

  • Also, the Facebooks

    I'm mostly taking a break from posting to Facebook. Don't hate it, and I'm still using it. Just not posting. Trying out some different…

  • Scandinavia 2015

    As the Facebook people know, tomorrow I am off to Copenhagen, Stockholm, and several other places in their countries. I am 90% packed. My electronics…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened