Magic by William Goldman

MagicThis book was brilliantly spine-chilling. I don’t want to talk too much about the plot because the less you know going into it the more I think you will enjoy it, but the story follows Corky, a famous magician, and his most famous act. Written by the author of The Princess Bride (who also wrote the screenplay for the movie), Magic pushes the bounds between reality and magic and what can happen when you cannot tell the difference. In addition to a wonderful story, I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of good writing. Goldman does a wonderful job of establishing strong characters quickly and giving everyone a voice of their own. The book also mixes first person diary entries with third person in a way that further twists the bounds between what is real and what isn’t. This is a quick read and one that I highly recommend.

Availability: USMAI
Review Submitted by: Lauren Grey, SMCM Alumn ’11
Rating:  Highly Recommended

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