Daily Archives: November 14, 2016

#NonFicNov ~ Book Pairings

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Hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review,
Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves, Rachel at Hibernator’s Library, and Julz at Julz Reads

It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

The Prestige The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, the "Marvelous Chinese Conjurer"

A fictional wizard war and the biography of a magician who performs completely as someone else. Even if you’ve only seen the movie The Prestige and not read Christopher Priest’s novel, Jim Steinmeyer’s The Glorious Deception is a great companion piece.

American Gothic The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

Years before Erik Larson became a favorite of mine with his tale of H. H. Holmes as The Devil in the White City, Robert Bloch used the setting and the serial killer as inspiration for G. Gordan Gregg in American Gothic. When I read the novel I thought the “murder castle” was an out-there idea. Little did I know…