Sunday, January 07, 2007

Carter Beats the Devil

I’m reading an absolutely terrific book. It’s, “Carter Beats the Devil” by Glen David Gold. I’m about half way through and it has absolutely gripped my imagination and attention. It is a fictionalized account of Charles Carter who was a magician in the early 20th century. He hails from San Francisco and there are references to places I know which are always neat. I haven’t yet gotten to the place where he’s going to beat the Devil or, in fact, have read anything about a Devil unless it had something to do with Mysterioso, an arch rival magician, who Carter vanquished with the help of Houdini. You can see more of his posters at


amorson said...

sounds interesting, I might look it up next time I visit b&n.

Thank you for the correction, I didn't notice it until you pointed it out.

Kelly said...

Thank you for the picture idea on my blog, I'll consider brownies...maybe with wings and a halo?