Book Reviews of The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business / The Manticore / World of Wonders

The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business / The Manticore / World of Wonders
The Deptford Trilogy Fifth Business / The Manticore / World of Wonders
Author: Robertson Davies
ISBN-13: 9780140065008
ISBN-10: 0140065008
Publication Date: 11/6/1985
Pages: 832
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the best writers of English fiction. All three in the trilogy in one book so you don't have to get all frantic when you're jonesing for more of the story :) This trilogy is brilliant and will stick in your mind for years.
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Helpful Score: 1
Trilogy (Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders) of novels of myth, history and magic. Very enjoyable. Part 2 is an especially fascinating look at Jungian therapy.
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An excellent book. There's a lot of complicated characters in this strange tale, all starting with a snowball being thrown in rural Canada. After that, you won't be able to put this down, since the main cast traipses around the world and you go with them. A nice long read, something to last a week or two at least. Also a dash of a 'mystery' plot too, but it's not a mystery book. The first novel I've gotten absorbed in for a very long time.
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Take this book (or any other book by RDavies)if you are planning to spend several years on a deserted tropical island, and you will never be bored.
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The Deptford Trilogy does a wonderful job of interconnecting the lives of its three main characters. They were all born in the town of Deptford in Canada, and while each book focuses directly on the life of just one character, both Fifth Business and World of Wonders (books 1 and 3 of the trilogy) share the same narrator.

I found Fifth Business very interesting, but my favorite book of the series was The Manticore. It was fun to read one novel right after the other. I think I got the most out of the books, reading them when all the details from the previous books were still fresh in my mind.