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peteton
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Hi there,

I have just watched the prestige and am wanting now to read the book. I was wondering what other books or movies there are featuring magic, magicians or the world of magic. (Aside from harry potter of course!). I have also read the Vanished Man by Jefferey Deaver - which I loved. Any other suggestions??

thanks in advance,
pete
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The Magician, by Sol Stein.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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The Dresden novels/series (father is a stage magician)
Clayton Rawson's Merlini books
The Magician Out of Manchuria (Charles Finney)
The Magician's Wife (Brain Moore)
The Magician of Lublin (Isaac Singer)

Penn and Teller Get Killed
Houdini (of course)
The Wizard of Gore


And, although I have not read it for many, many year, I have a nagging feeling that the main character in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is often compared to a magician trough the use of metaphor and such. Vague memory of a high school discussion that I was probably not in the best of shape to participate in... Maybe I'll give ol' F. Scott another chance!
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This has been didcussed before;
the number of books is amazing.
peteton
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Thanks for all your suggestion... where abouts has it been discussed before? I did a search before I posted but couldn't find anything substantial
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