The Prestige E–book/E–pub

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  • The Prestige
  • Christopher Priest
  • English
  • 20 June 2018
  • 9780312858865

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review The Prestige The Prestige review É 9 Sdirection and the darkest scienceBlood will be spilled but it will not be enough In the end their legacy will pass on for generationsto descendants who must for their sanity's sake untangle the puzzle left to th. Oddly enough not as good as the movie

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The Prestige

review The Prestige The Prestige review É 9 Rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers but with terrible conseuences In the course of pursuing each other's ruin they will deploy all the deception their magicians' craft can command the highest mi. An illusion has three stagesFirst there is the setup in which the nature of what might be attempted at is hinted at or suggested or explained The apparatus is seen volunteers from the audience sometimes participate in preparation As the trick is being setup the magician will make use of every possible use of misdirectionThe performance is where the magician s lifetime of practice and his innate skill as a performer cojoin to produce the magical displayThe third stage is sometimes called the effect or the prestige and this is the product of magic If a rabbit is pulled from a hat the rabbit which apparently did not exist before the trick was performed can be said to be the prestige of that trick The SetupA four and a half to five star book that began as a five star book dropped partway to a four star read and then rose again to a five star enjoyable finish Now before I begin my proper review I have a disclaimer that the review you see here is due in part because I made a vow I would read this before what is bound to be an excellent film by Christopher NolanI must now draw your attention ladies and gentleman to the apparatus of my next paragraph in which I will perform wonders most miraculousThe PerformanceI found the writing to be of top uality and in a slightly unusual style reminiscent of Mary Shelley s flowery use of language merged with Bram Stoker s uirky use of different perspectives It is a book that when I read it I began to say from the start that the writing was exceptionalThere are several thematic elements and multiple subplots which were properly explored to fully explain and sustain the intrigue of the book That said the book does end on a very mysterious note but I shall leave you to observe that magic for yourselves I rather enjoyed reading the perspective of Alfred Borden and then switching to his rival Rupert Angier s perspective in order to observe the full picture and understand both mysterious secrets of the illusions they perfect in order to outplay the other at conjuring In many ways this is a novel about secrets secrets kept in order to preserve the magic of illusions and how those secrets affect the magician s lives It is also the tale of an illusionist s war a war in which both magicians attempt to reveal the secrets of each other s magic to the observing audiences and hence win the battle I would say that this novel is one which is deeper than it appears and cannot help wondering if perhaps in the distant future it will be named as a classic because I believe it would prove capable of doing so if the popularity of Christopher Nolan s film does not destroy this intriguing versionThe PrestigeAnd now you see that I have completed a magical trick of such proportions that you cannot grasp its magnitude Ah but I will not tell you how it works you see because I like all true magicians must carry out living the secret of my grand illusion to ensure no one knows how I perform such a trick The magic is such that I suddenly have before you where there was nothing a fully completed review with a magical five star rating at the top If that is not enough to convince you to give this a read then no other illusion will persuade you exits in a flash of smoke and falling curtainsEnd note You know how there are times when you read a book and you go away and forget about it now matter how good the book was Well I think a good book grabs you becomes part of you and refuses to let go And then when you encounter something with the similar subject matter you remember the book all over again That is what this work is for me a book that grabbed me Now every time I see a magic trick I think of the various stages of performing that trick

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review The Prestige The Prestige review É 9 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 anotherTheir. Really amazing I thought I knew the real story based on the movie but I was WRONGI love the epistolary nature of the novel and how the story stretches through time but my favorite bits were all between the two warring illusionists I can t believe how far the two of them went to prolong their feud of pranks It was kinda great seeing two professionals unwilling to harm their craft still work around all the little niceties to get at one anotherAnd then while I still remembered the whole Tesla seuence from the movie the book takes it so much farther I loved it I really loved it It turned a mystery and a rivalry story into true science fiction of the highest caliber Surprise Sheesh I want to just spoil it It s so tempting But no No hints about things that should only belong in space opera tales or popular episodic federation stuff No beam me up Scotty references or out of time or out of phase memes I refuse to give away the really good stuff in the novelAnd it s really good Great characters great mystery and great Prestige the final result of the magic trick