Believe

Believe A contest to determine whether there is life after death pits Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle against each other in a battle of rhetoric and wit

  • Title: Believe
  • Author: William Shatner Michael Tobias
  • ISBN: 9780425132968
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • A contest to determine whether there is life after death pits Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle against each other in a battle of rhetoric and wit.

    One thought on “Believe”

    1. Entertaining, although not well-written and extremely inaccurate. (They got the name of Houdini's dog wrong, as well as his entire staff. Plus, several rather more annoying errors - The Book of Job is NOT a gospel, the Lord's Prayer is NOT a psalm, and recently bat mitzvahed girls, assuming there were that many in the U.S. in the 1920s, which I doubt, would be too young to be left unsupervised long enough to have a "three-way" with a stranger!) Still, it kept my interest long enough for me to fi [...]

    2. William Shatner as an author? I couldn't believe it either but.I have read a few of his novels over the years and they were no better or no worse than a lot of pulp fiction out there. This isn't his best work yet the concept is worth investigating - A competition between Harry Houdidni and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to prove or disprove the afterlife. Has more than a few excellent scenes that carried the book through some dull patches.

    3. Shatner's books are guilty pleasures for me. He writes like he's thinking of television or movies (which makes sense) but it's not particularly great writing. I like his books for work, because I can read them on breaks, and put them down when it's time to go back to work, no problem. It's kind of like eating - sometimes you want a hearty meal, and sometimes you want junk food. Shatner = junk food. This is better than his Tek books, but I think that probably has to be Tobias' influence.

    4. I read this book on my husband's recommendation - I have read many of Shatner's other books, such as TekWar - and this wasn't bad. I learned more about Harry Houdini than I knew before, and new knowledge is never bad. :) All in all, a decent read.

    5. This is a very good story involving Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. Very engaging and a lot of fun to read.

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