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The Troupe - Robert Jackson Bennett
The Troupe
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Vaudeville: mad, mercenary, dreamy, and absurd, a world of clashing cultures and ferocious showmanship and wickedly delightful deceptions. But sixteen-year-old pianist George Carole has joined vaudeville for one reason only: to find the man he suspects to be his father, the great Heironomo... show more
Vaudeville: mad, mercenary, dreamy, and absurd, a world of clashing cultures and ferocious showmanship and wickedly delightful deceptions. But sixteen-year-old pianist George Carole has joined vaudeville for one reason only: to find the man he suspects to be his father, the great Heironomo Silenus. Yet as he chases down his father's troupe, he begins to understand that their performances are strange even for vaudeville: for wherever they happen to tour, the very nature of the world seems to change. Because there is a secret within Silenus's show so ancient and dangerous that it has won him many powerful enemies. And it's not until after he joins them that George realizes the troupe is not simply touring: they are running for their lives.And soon...he is as well.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316187527 (0316187526)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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EricaO
EricaO rated it
4.0 The Troupe
Ok, Shayne, you were right.I really liked this book.Yes, there were entire passages that I could have red-penned to death because they were ridiculous and made me roll my eyes and sigh with irritation but those were few and far between.I think this is what I wanted [b:Winter's Tale|12967|Winter's Ta...
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5.0
Wonderfully crafted. The setting during vaudevillian times was definitely fun. Got a warehouse 13 vibe throughout most of the novel. That was kind of cool.
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5.0
An incredible fantasy tale, filled with genuine thrills, chills and heart, a refreshingly original vision by a writer to watch.Highest recommendation.
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
4.5 starsThe Troupe is a grand gem of a novel, standing alone nicely and with gusto. As Silenus states, “You’re wrong, kid. I am just a performer. I’m just putting on a show you haven’t seen before.” This novel also puts on a show that has not been done before within fantasy literature - not that th...
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