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The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders
The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders
by Robertson Davies
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The finest trilogy ever written?, April 10 1999
I think so. The three novels that make up the book manage to interlock so closely that they cannot honestly be separated. Yet they can easily be read apart. Here Davies takes ideas of his favourite psychologist and combines them with his ideas of morality, guilt, sainthood, magic, and the whole world of the Shadow. If ever there was a book for the modern age it is this trilogy.

Voice From The Attic
Voice From The Attic
by Robertson Davies
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars An arrogant flair on a high horse!, April 10 1999
This review is from: Voice From The Attic (Paperback)
Oh, yes. This is a wonderful look at a side of the man only matched by Samuel Marchbanks. Not only does he comment on books and authors with cinicism and arrogance but manages to do so without losing the reader (at least it was so in my case). This is not a book for the sentimental book lover but a sturdy piece for the hardy. And all things said, if you get through it without bursting you'll go there again.

Murther and Walking Spirits
Murther and Walking Spirits
by Robertson Davies
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars The cinema of life., April 10 1999
This book was a pleasure to read. Though not a favourite of mine, it is more tender in a way than any of Davies' novels. It is slower than some of his earlier work and deals more intimately and thoroughly with the family history of the (ghost-)narrator. It may seem odd to say so but it's as if Davies is reviewing his own life, or aspects of it. A recommended read to the old man's fans.

High Spirits
High Spirits
by Robertson DAVIES
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The dance of his macabre!, April 10 1999
This review is from: High Spirits (Paperback)
This wonderful collection of ghost stories gives a new view of the macabre and of Davies' view of it. This book combines his scholarly mind with his subtle humour and understanding of human nature. A glorious asset to any lover of ghostly tales.

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