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The Handcuff King
Lutes, Jason (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so 80 years after his death. This is a "snapshot" of Houdini's life, centering on one of his most famous jumps. As Houdini prepares for a death-defying leap into the icy Charles River in Boston, biographer Jason Lutes and artist Nick Bertozzi reveal Houdini's life and influence: from the anti-Semitism Houdini fought all his life, to the adulation of the American public; from his hounding by the press, to his loving relationship with his wife Bess; from his egoism to his insecurity; from his public persona &mdash to the secret behind his most amazing trick! And it's all in graphic form, so it's fresh, original, and unlike anything previously published about this most fascinating of American showmen.
Authors: Lutes, Jason
Title: Houdini
the handcuff king
Publisher: New York : The Center for Cartoon Studies, Hyperion, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 81 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 42 10010
Additional Contributors: Bertozzi, Nick
Gold, Glen David - 1964-
ISBN: 9780786839025
Branch Call Number: GV1545.H8 L88 2007
Statement of Responsibility: Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi ; with an introduction by Glen David Gold
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [88])
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.2 1.0 Quiz: 114393.
Subject Headings: Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926. Magicians Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form: Graphic novels.
Topical Term: Magicians
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Aug 23, 2010
  • redwallflower rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This graphic novel chronicles one stunt performed by Houdini and while it was a fun little read, I was looking for a little bit more about his life. I would have liked to have read more about other stunts and his personal relationships.


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