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The Prestige In 1878, Two Young Stage Magicians Clash In The Dark During The Course Of A Fraudulent S Ance From This Moment On, Their Lives Become Webs Of Deceit And Revelation As They Vie To Outwit And Expose One Another.Their Rivalry Will Take Them To The Peaks Of Their Careers, But With Terrible Consequences In The Course Of Pursuing Each Other S Ruin, They Will Deploy All The Deception Their Magicians Craft Can Command The Highest Misdirection And The Darkest Science.Blood Will Be Spilled, But It Will Not Be Enough In The End, Their Legacy Will Pass On For Generationsto Descendants Who Must, For Their Sanity S Sake, Untangle The Puzzle Left To Them.


10 thoughts on “The Prestige

  1. says:

    Really amazing I thought I knew the real story based on the movie, but I was WRONG.I love the epistolary nature of the novel and how the story stretches through time, but my favorite bits were all between the two warring illusionists I can t believe how far the two of them went to prolong their feud of pranks It was kinda great seeing two professionals unwilling to harm their craft still work around all the little niceties to get at one another.And then while I still remembered the whole Tesl Really amazing I thought I knew the real story based on the movie, but I was WRONG.I love the epistolary nature of the novel and how the story stretches through time, but my favorite bits were all between the two warring illusionists I can t believe how far the two of them went to prolong their feud of pranks It was kinda great seeing two professional...


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    My error, at first, was to assume that the sheer brilliance of the effect would be enough to dazzle my audiences What I was neglecting was one of the oldest axioms of magic, that the miracle of the trick must be made clear by the presentation Audiences are not easily misled, so the magician must provoke their interest, hold it, then confound every expectation by performing the apparently impossible Christopher Priest, The Prestige The Prestige Christopher Priest s highly inventive, maste My error, at first, was to assume that the sheer brilliance of the effect would be enough to dazzle my audiences What I was neglecting was one of the oldest axioms of magic, that the miracle of the trick must be made clear by the presentation Audiences are not easily misled, so the magician must provoke their interest, hold it, then confound every expectation by performing the apparently impossible Christopher Priest, The Prestige The Prestige Christopher Priest s highly inventive, masterfully crafted tale written in the grand tradition of Victorian novels of mystery and suspense, specifically Wilkie Collins The Woman in White use of multiple narrators and Moonstone epistolary novel The language is so well tuned and exact, so vividly clear, many the time turning the pages I felt as if I was launched miraculously back into...


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    An illusion has three stages First there is the setup, in which the nature of what might be attempted at is hinted at, or suggested, or explained The apparatus is seen volunteers from the audience sometimes participate in preparation As the trick is being setup, the magician will make use of every possible use of misdirection The performance is where the magician s lifetime of practice, and his innate skill as a performer, cojoin to produce the magical display The third stage is sometimesAn illusion has three stages First there is the setup, in which the nature of what might be attempted at is hinted at, or ...


  4. says:

    The Prestige is a novel by Christopher Priest, which was first published in 1995 It is a very imaginative and skilful novel about illusionists two stage magicians in late 1800s England, who are deadly rivals, involved in a sustained and ongoing feud They are mutually antagonistic throughout their lives and careers The title comes from the idea that stage illusions have three parts the setup, ...


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    Like many readers, I came to this book after seeing the excellent 2006 film based on it Like many other readers, I ended up preferring the film to the book as the film is a lottightly woven and provides better motivations for the characters actions.The story, for those of you who don t know, centres on two Victorian magicians who strike up a feud and spend the next twenty years sabotaging each other s shows and trying to outperform each other, each coming up with a spectacular disappeari Like many readers, I came to this book after seeing the excellent 2006 film based on it Like many other readers, I ended up preferring the film to the book as the film is a lottightly woven and provides better motivations for the characters actions.The story, for those of you who don t know, centres on two Victorian magicians who strike up a feud and spend the next twenty years sabotaging ea...


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    Dueling illusionists ongoing battle in the late Victorian era has consequences for future generations This is a masterpiece of epistolary style writing The reader is set up, mirroring the art of the illusionist The Prestige explores issues relating to social class and gender, artistry vs science, one s perspective shaping the truth, and the dangers of limitless ambition The illusionists duel and their quest to be true masters provides for a couple of intriguing Faustian bargains in this tr Dueling illusionists ongoing battle in the late Victorian era has consequences for future generations This is a masterpiece of epistolary style writing The r...


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    Let s get one thing out of the way I preferred the movie It was a tenser experience with muchcompelling motivations to drive the characters forward More importantly, the movie succeeded in obscuring plotholes where the novel did not.Nevertheless, much like the magic trick at the centre of Christopher Priest s The Prestige, the original version isinventive for having been the first and all theenjoyable for not having technology as an aid to bolster the haunting tale.It s a da Let s get one thing out of the way I preferred the movie It was a tenser experience with muchcompelling motivations to drive the characters forward More importantly, the movie succeeded in obscuring plotholes where the novel did not.Nevertheless, much like the magic trick at the centre of Christoph...


  8. says:

    Saw the movie not so recently, but I have to agree with almost everyone, when I say I prefer actually movie This rarely happens Of course, book has such a interesting story, and I liked it And I like how Priest wrote about Nikola Tesla who is Tesla my favourite historical figure, ever At times confusing, both movie and the book But, essentially what is important is to see how every story has like, three sides, and how revenge blinds us Makes us so so stupid So, this book I will rate Saw the movie not so rece...


  9. says:

    Oddly enough, not as good as the movie


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