Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Magician's Assistant

Tha Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett

When Parsifal, a magician, dies his widow Sabine finds out that his family did not die in an accident but are very much alive in Nebraska. This book is like an onion that must be unpeeled layer by layer. Sabine sets out on a path to discover why Parsifal denied his family. With each turn she learns something new, along the way finding out about herself.

Patchett has written a compelling read. I loved how the two dead characters visited her in her dreams.

First Line: "Parsifal is dead."




Candy said...

I read this one... I don't remember it (surprise - books fly out of my head), but it says I was annoyed with the ending. LOL. I remember the story and remember the book being REALLY good, but don't remember why I hated the ending

Dana said...

The ending was a disappointment but the book was good. Nothing BIG happened at the end