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Posted May 10, 2012
Great combination of wit and wisdom
Once again the wonderful Canadian man of letters has combined engaging storytelling with sparkling wit and profound humanity. The late Robertson Davies was a thought-provoking observer of both the absurdities and the glories of mankind's search for knowledge through science and for understanding through religion. Rather than taking the easy way out by championing either one over the other he lets the characters in this charming novel show us the strengths and weaknesses of both. Yet this is not a didactic novel with ideas in place of people; it is full of all-too-human characters who constantly engage the reader's interest.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 1, 2000
insightful, if a bit long
Insightful book, and well written. The characters come alive, and it moves at a leisurly pace, though it is a bit too long, I found myself working to keep an avid interest in the middle third.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 2, 2010
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