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The Prestige - Christopher Priest
The Prestige
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In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another.Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible... show more
In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another.Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magicians' craft can command--the highest misdirection and the darkest science.Blood will be spilled, but it will not be enough. In the end, their legacy will pass on for generations...to descendants who must, for their sanity's sake, untangle the puzzle left to them.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312858865 (0312858868)
ASIN: 312858868
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
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3.5 The Prestige / Christopher Priest
In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another.Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 The Prestige
I held him tightly against me. He was neither cold nor warm. One of his outstretched hands, clenched in fear, was touching the side of my face. The relief of finding him at last overwhelmed everything – everything except the fear of this place. I wanted to turn around so that I could head back towar...
Stories2358
Stories2358 rated it
4.0 The prestige
Blog Stories Review: http://storiesbooksandmovies.blogspot.it/2015/02/the-prestige-christopher-priest.htmlSolo recentemente ho scoperto che la sceneggiatura di "The Prestige", scritta dai Nolan Bros si ispira liberamente - molto liberamente - all'omonimo romanzo di Christopher Priest pubblicato nel ...
Perrin Pring
Perrin Pring rated it
3.0 The Prestige
This book was odd. I picked it up, and two pages in was hooked. Apparently, if you write a story that starts on a train with a character that has received a mysterious package, I'm all in.That being said, this book was difficult for me to finish. Told from three different view points, the story revo...
Incipit
Incipit rated it
4.5 The Prestige
It's hard for me to write about this book without mentioning the (probably) better-known movie, since I'd already seen the movie before reading the book. I don't mean this to be a straight comparison of the two, but that aspect will definitely be part of this review. Both the novel and the film shar...
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