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The Confabulist: A Novel - Steven Galloway
The Confabulist: A Novel
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Steven Galloway,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Penguin Group (USA)
Steven Galloway,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Penguin Group (USA)
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594631962 (1594631964)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Toni
Toni rated it
5.0 "The Confabulist", by Steven Galloway
“The Confabulist” is a historically rich and ingeniously told story about illusion and the ways tricks of magic can for better or worst alter what we perceive and give credence to. The clever and entertaining narrative portrays the vivid alluring world of a first class magic show and weaves together...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story rated it
5.0 The Confabulist
A great story, well-told. The sections about Houdini are great historical fiction -- loosely based on facts, just factual enough to be believable, but truly fiction. The character Houdini is always questioning himself, always questioning reality, even as he plays with it to entertain others. The ...
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4.0 The Confabulist
The Confabulist by Steven Galloway is a fictionalized story of Harry Houdini and a man named Martin Strauss. The question what is real and what is an illusion lies at the heart of this book. The book has a magical quality about it and a circular approach weaving past and present and reality and illu...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
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4.5 The Confabulist
Confabulation (definition): In psychology a confabulation is a memory disturbance, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive (Wikipedia). The Confabulist is an intriguing story that combines th...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
4.0 The Confabulist
* I received this as an ARC in a Goodreads “First Reads” Giveaway *Martin Strauss suffers from a condition called “tinnitus”. This condition blurs his memory and often it is difficult for him to distinguish real memories from those his mind fabricates. He is often confused, but one thing that is v...
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