The Handcuff King

Graphic Novel - 2007
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"Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so 80 years after his death. This is a "snapshot" of Houdini's life, centering on one of his most famous jumps. As Houdini prepares for a death-defying leap into the icy Charles River in Boston, biographer Jason Lutes and artist Nick Bertozzi reveal Houdini's life and influence: from the anti-Semitism Houdini fought all his life, to the adulation of the American public; from his hounding by the press, to his loving relationship with his wife Bess; from his egoism to his insecurity; from his public persona -- to the secret behind his most amazing trick!" --From the publisher.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 793.8 L973h
Characteristics: 81 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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Jul 06, 2016

Very childish drawings and story; so simple it's dull.

Aug 23, 2010

This graphic novel chronicles one stunt performed by Houdini and while it was a fun little read, I was looking for a little bit more about his life. I would have liked to have read more about other stunts and his personal relationships.

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