The Manticore

The Manticore

Book - 1996
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A manticore is a monster with the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion ...

This novel is part of the acclaimed trilogy that also includes Fifth Business and World of Wonders , but it is not neccessary to read them in order, for The Manticore can stand alone as an exploration, by an exquisite stylist, of those regions beyond reason where monsters live.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 1996, c1972
ISBN: 9780140260502
Branch Call Number: FIC Davie
Characteristics: 273 p. --


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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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