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The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies
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Dec 24, 2007

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The Deptford Trilogy is 3 books. The first book, Fifth Business, sets the stage for a cast of characters that reveal themselves over the entire series. I think Dunstan Ramsey is Robertson Davies himself, and I think the female character, Liesl, is one of the most memorable characters I have ever read - who inspired her??

The second book, The Manicore, was tiresome to me in places. Heavy into Jungian psychology which was interesting at times, impossibly boring in others. Good ending, though, so worth sticking with it.

And the last book, the World of Wonders, ties a nice ribbon around everything. So if a book about magic, politics, the study of saints, psychology, and circus acts all with the peculiar bent of a Canadian sound interesting, then pick this up, cozy up to the fire, and have a good read.

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