Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A lead on some good Houdini books

Did I mention that Josef Kavalier had ambitions of becoming a magician/escape artist and idolized Houdini? Michael Chabon included a bibliography at the end of the book. Houdini books were:

The Secrets of Houdini by J.C. Cannell
Houdini on Magic by The Man Himself
Houdini: The Man Who Walked Through Walls by William Lindsay Gresham
Houdini!!! by Kenneth Silverman

There is also a Houdini tribute websitethat he looked at.

These will go on my list of things to read after I read through some of the books I have here!


Anonymous said...

i like the excessive use of exclamation points on that last title. you should totally start with that one.

maybe one of those books will say "and then houdini appeared before an audience that included excellent future great0grandfather J.W. Mingo."

because that would be dope.

Matt said...

Thanks for the list. I'll also add that to the end of my current list.