Friday, February 6, 2009

Houdini dabbles in ‘Electric Flesh’

Houdini never dies in the mind of novelists. While browsing Amazon this morning, I stumbled on this piece of Houdini fiction I overlooked when it was first released in 2006.

Electric Flesh by Claro finds Harry Houdini infatuated with Szuszu, a magician's assistant, whom he pursues through a sideshow of carnival freaks. In a modern story set in 1996, an unemployed executioner, Howard Hordinary, hopes to prove that he, like Gary Gilmore, is the unacknowledged grandson of the great escape artist, the fruit of Houdini's liaison with Szuszu.

Electric Flesh can be purchased now on

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