Now You See It

Now You See It

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Baker & Taylor
Summoning his family and associates to his side after a mysterious disease destroys his career as the world's greatest stage magician, Maximilian Delacorte begins a grisly afternoon of magic, madness, and revenge

Baker
& Taylor

Summoning his family and associates to his side after a mysterious disease destroys his career as the world's greatest stage magician, Maximilian Delacorte begins a grisly afternoon of magic, madness, and revenge.

Publisher: New York : TOR, 1995.
ISBN: 9780312857134
0312857136
Branch Call Number: MAT
Characteristics: 220 p. ; 22 cm.

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RobertPowers
Feb 14, 2016

The first time I tried this out I had to put it down for a few days and ignore it. The second time I decided to ignore the premise which admittedly I found a little derivative. This time out I saw this one set story as a play. Or more precisely: a farce. It is a locked door mystery that is overly complicated and should not nor could not be taken seriously. Just one twist too many. However viewed as a comedy on the stage with me as the sole audience I did enjoy this. To be honest I did actually find myself laughing at the needless plot twists. I have never read Richard Matheson before. It reads easily flowing from chapter to chapter. But, please, let's hope his other books (such as the classics I Am Legend, Stir Of Echoes, Hell House) are with a far less complicated plot. In the right mood for plot twists and double dealing this was a rather good read. Mystery writers or their fans should get a kick out of this.

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