Thursday, October 11, 2007
74. "The Secret Life of Houdini" - William Kalush and Larry Sloman
Once upon a time, I spent hours in the grade school library studying Houdini and the Hindenburg. Not related, but next to each other in the non-fiction section.
Houdini fascinated me with his cool, steadfast eyes. Third grade was a time of secrets and, being the geekiest kid on the playground, I was left out of a lot. I vividly remember a circle of girls chanting, "Don't know homo!" I didn't. And it wasn't in the card catalogue, either.
So, when picking up my weekly allotment of reading material, I saw this new book. What more could be said?
A lot... everything from his work for different governments to his battle against mediums and seances. It is a biography for breakfast, filling and delicious, with enough mysteries left to render Houdini one of the most enamoring figures in history.
4.0 out of 5.0 Black Magics.