The Manticore

The Manticore

Book - 2006
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David Staunton is a man pleased with his successful career as an attorney but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. He sets off on a journey of self-discovery and encounters an enchanting and wonderfully mysterious cast of characters that helps connect him to his past and to the death of his father,
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780143039136
Characteristics: xxii, 262 p. ; 20 cm


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Jan 30, 2017

This book would make little sense if read by itself, as opposed to within the context of the trilogy. Davies is a masterful writer whose prose is utterly captivating.

Mar 19, 2015

Wonderful piece of writing but sometimes too much bloat and superfluous information present themselves in annoying ways. However, the psychoanalysis are pertinent, and adds great to the already superior character development this series has. A must read if you liked Fifth Business!

Mar 02, 2013

I thought the writing was masterful. I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy.Different content than what most of us fiction readers are used to.

Jan 05, 2010

As much as I enjoy Davies' writing in general, I'm a little puzzled that this particular novel received a Governor General Award. It's the second book in a trilogy, and a lot of the story is a regurgitation of Jungian psychology. Worth the read within the context of the trilogy, but I would have felt a little disappointed if this had been my introduction to Robertson Davies.


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