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Posted March 23, 2011
"Magic" is one of those really great movies that nobody knows about, so when I saw that the original novel was available on Nook, I snapped it up and I was not disappointed.
This is a great, suspenseful read about a magician/ventriloquist who flees fame to "get his head on straight" by returning to his childhood home. I don't want to give more away, because there are plenty of exciting surprises, but if you know the movie, you'll find it was quite faithful to the book.
I would have given this five stars, but I had to take one away for the condition of the eBook. It looks as though whoever put this together just scanned the pages from the book and then didn't bother to correct the things that the computer couldn't quite make out. Sometimes the main character's name was "Corky"--which is correct--but many times, it was "Gorky." He went to the Catskills, but sometimes he was suddenly in the "CaHills". The errors were frequent enough to jog me out of the flow of the narrative.
I hope somebody who can do something about this will read it and act on it, but I doubt it.
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