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The Confabulist {kindle Pdf} by Steven Galloway


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    What no one knows save for myself and one other person who likely died long ago is that I didn’t just kill Harry Houdini

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    I’m not sure if I’ve recommended this author before or not but the book I want to recommend this month is THE CONFABULIST by Steven Galloway The first of his books I read was ASCENSION and it had one of the most riveting opening chapters I

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    confabulate kənˈfæbjʊˌleɪt — vb1 to talk together; converse; chat2 psychiatry to replace the gaps left by a disorder of the memory with imaginary remembered experiences consistently believed to be trueAs The Confabulist opens the aging Martin Strauss meets with a doctor who explains that Strauss is in the process of losing

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    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this one in exchange for an honest review so here goes with my honestyHarry Houdini led a fascinating life His career was only part of it He was a magician's magician an aviator and a fierce opponent of the spiritualism movement Martin Strauss the supposed 2 time killer of Houdini in T

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    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 r

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    A very intriguing book It tells interwoven stories of two men whose paths scarcely crossed in real life Houdini the great magician and escape artist and a man called Martin Strauss Strauss was young man probably in

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    Well what a fascinating story If you are interested in Houdini or magic like I amyou would certainly want to read this book Galloway is such a

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    I know that some other reviews have complained about the fact vs fiction part of this book but I am choosing to

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    I'm very conflicted about this book on one hand it had a very intriguing plot based on who Harry Houdini was and what all he possibly had done The book focusses on Harry Houdini and Martin Strauss whose lives intersect with regularity and a tad bit of magical realism The story structure has several flashbacks and flashforwards so as to say this can be uite confusing for any reader to keep track ofOverall I would say this book is a decent st

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    Steven Galloway’s The Confabulist is a much ambitious book than his earlier work The Confabulist like Harry Houdini is elusive deals with misd

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Summary Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Steven Galloway

The Confabulist

Magician Harry Houdini with the story of the man who killed him twice Martin Strauss an everyday man whose fate was tied to the magician's in unforeseen ways A cast of memorable characters spins around Houdini's celebrity driven life as they did in his time from the Romanov family soon to be assassi. 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 very clear in his mind is that he is the man who killed Harry Houdini TWICE When a young woman named Alice comes into Martin Strauss life claiming to be Houdini s daughter we learn that Houdini was a bit of a philanderer demanding answers about her father s life and death Martin narrates the story of his own life as well as that of Harry Houdini In a bar one evening the paths of their lives cross in the most sudden of manners and Martin s life changes irrevocably From that day on his life is linked to Houdini The book slips back and forth between Houdini s early 1900 s and Martin s present daySteven Galloway The Cellist of Sarajevo through Martin Strauss tells the story of Houdini from his beginnings as a Vaudeville performer through to his reign as the most well known man in the world That story in itself would have been interesting enough but Mr Galloway adds to it with so much He explores Houdini s sometimes turbulent marriage to Bess his close relationship with his mother we learn the reason behind Houdini s non stop uest to debunk spiritualists even taking on Margery Crandon the Witch of Beacon Hill and his foray into international espionage The Confabulist is populated with many of Houdini s contemporaries including The Romanov family Rasputin Arthur Conan Doyle and prominent members of the US political arena of the time Mr Galloway weaves all of it into an exciting globetrotting sometimes humorous often suspenseful and occasionally heartbreaking dare I say it magical story Not to mention that he offers explanations and the how to of a few of the famous magician s tricks and escapes as wellI would not hesitate to recommend this book to friends Mr Galloway managed to let the main characters shine and the many many other people populating this story to move it along nicely in the background He also navigates smoothly between Martin Strauss present day telling of the story while spending time with Alice and the 1920 s story itself I must admit that my knowledge of Houdini is limited to the movie starring Tony Curtis so I found the information about Houdini himself fascinating I may need to pick up a biography if I can find a good oneAnd like any good magic trick this book led up to a surprise twist at the end

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Nated to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the powerful heads of Scotland Yard and the Spiritualists who would use whoever they could to establish their religion A brilliant novel about fame and ambition reality and illusion and the ways that love grief and imagination can alter what we perceive and believ. I know that some other reviews have complained about the fact vs fiction part of this book but I am choosing to just look at this as a story as I have no real knowledge about Houdini s life and after reading The Confabulist it makes me wonder if anybody has the real story on Houdini anywaysI really enjoyed it all of the twists and turns that it takes and the idea that not everything is as it seems that even our own memories have ways of playing tricks on us My only complaint is that I did not feel a bond with Martin Strauss the man who killed Houdini I know this is probably because a good portion of the book focusses on Houdini and not Martin and also because when we are first introduced to Martin in the book he is very confused about everything and is uestioning himself and his memories constantly This made me uestion everything he was remembering for the remainder of the book so I never really got a good feel for his characterAfter turning the final page I was left with a desire to read about Houdini and then re read this book But then I also think that if I DO read about Houdini and then re read The Confabulist that it will just raise uestions about what is real and what is confabulated and also about what my mind will allow me to believe Intriguing stuff I love when books make me uestion my reality I received this advanced reading copy as a giveaway on Goodreads and this in no way affected my review Thanks Goodreads and Random House

Summary Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Steven Galloway

From the beloved award winning bestselling author of The Cellist of Sarajevo a beautiful suspense filled novel that uses the life and sudden death of Harry Houdini to weave a magical tale of intrigue love and illusion The Confabulist weaves together the life loves and murder of the world's greatest. I m not sure if I ve recommended this author before or not but the book I want to recommend this month is THE CONFABULIST by Steven Galloway The first of his books I read was ASCENSION and it had one of the most riveting opening chapters I have ever read This new book is about the magician Houdini and the man who killed him It is a twisted puzzler wrapped around the lives of the two man and many others a love story for each and the ways in which we view life when we want to remake it This kept me reading all the way through It does not have an opening chapter of the same power as ASCENSION but the close will make you think twice about what you thought this book was about

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Confabulist
  • Steven Galloway
  • en
  • 12 June 2018
  • 9780307400857