King Kill - Thomas Gavin

King Kill
  • Subtitle: A novel
  • Publisher: Random House, Inc. (1977)
  • ISBN: 0394498275
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Unknown Binding
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Category: Novel / History
  • Marco's Rating: Mediocre
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
Novel about Maelzel's Turk chess player and the hunchback operating it. Really a pain to read, with far too much swearing, bloated text, a confused plot, boring narrative and a bad-written story. Some moments are interesting (like the description of the inside workingsof the box) but the book is not worth wasting time on. This was part of lot 68 of J. Fisher's auction at Bloomsbury (London), 1st March 2007.

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