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The Prestige by Christopher Priest
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Jan 26, 2010

it was ok

Well, there were some parts that were interesting, but overall this book was fairly tedious, somewhat predictable, and used quite a few gimmicky plot points that I really wasn't impressed by. And there are too many narrators—some of whom are dull and obnoxious by turns. The book finally got to be somewhat enjoyable a couple hundred pages in (strangely enough when there was a shift in narrators), and then, alas, it fizzled, and the ending was trite and contrived.

I feel as though this story has a lot of potential that it just doesn't realize. Things that could and should be intriguing and exciting just aren't. So it was a bit of a letdown for me as I went in with better expectations. I guess sometimes finding out the secret to the magic trick really does ruin the illusion.

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message 1: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey You'll have to tell me what you think of this book. I've been wondering whether or not I should read it.

Leah Okay, I will. I'm only on page 15 though, so it'll be a few days.

Leah I wouldn't recommend it, Kelsey. See my review for reasons why...

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