Book Reviews of The Arcanum

The Arcanum
The Arcanum
Author: Thomas Wheeler
ISBN-13: 9780553381993
ISBN-10: 0553381997
Publication Date: 6/28/2005
Pages: 336
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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2.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is great fun, a real action packed romp. Featuring a blend of characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to Harry Houdini, H.P. Lovecraft and Marie Laveau, it is full of clashing egos and dynamic personalities. For lovers of mystery and fantasy alike.
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a fun concept, but the author leaves a few things dangling (some supposedly scary incantation that shows up early, but I never saw again). And a few plot steps that are just silly. But fun, if you don't expect too much.

An interesting premise that Houdini's rabid exposing of false spiritualists was motivated by his secret exposure to TRULY supernatural things, and his outrage at people imitating or mocking them.