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The Magician's Study: A Guided Tour of the Life, Times, and Memorabilia of Robert "The Great" Rouncival

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The Magician’s Study is a sparkling tour de force. Seamon leads us through the odd memorabilia belonging to Robert ‘The Great’ Rouncival and along the way gives us his marvelously bizarre and convoluted biography. . . . If anything is more astounding than Rouncival’s trickery, it’s the endless inventiveness of the author.”—Eugene Mirabelli
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Turtle Point Press
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Karen
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-very-good
This was delightful. As someone who enjoys the small genre of magicians' biographies, this novel was really well done. I would re-read it, too. If you can find a copy (not always easy, I found it on Hoopla), give it a try!
Diane
Feb 16, 2008 rated it did not like it
I didn't finish this book. It really didn't speak to me at all. The use of an orator, while interesting at the beginning of the book, became irritating as the book went on. It felt like it held me at arm's length from the characters and, in this case, kept me from liking them.

I see that the book has a four star rating so perhaps this irritation disappears or is overcome later in the book.
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Tobias Seamon is author of the novel The Magician's Study (Turtle Point Press), the fiction collection The Emperor's Toy Chest (PS Publishing UK) and a chapbook of poetry Loosetrife Along the River Styx (Foothills Publishing.) A novella The Fair Grounds is forthcoming in 2011 from PS Publishing as well. He also wrote and directed the short film Amerikan Partizan which premiered at the 2007 Edwood ...more

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