Friday, October 26, 2012

'The Metamorphosis' released today

Bruce MacNab's seminal new book, The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini, is released today from Goose Lane Editions. The book looks at Houdini's early years in general and his tour of Canada in 1896 specifically. Houdini's Canadian adventures are a specialty of Bruce's, and after many years of research, he has uncovered a treasure trove of fresh new information and has clarified some long held misconceptions.

I'll be posting a full review of the book soon -- but as you can already see from the cover blurb below, I like!

Purchase The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini from (U.S.) or (UK).

UPDATE: I've been getting emails from U.S. readers whose Amazon pre-orders have been pushed to December. I've sent an email to the publisher trying to get more info., but know that Goose Lane is a small Canadian publisher and this book might take longer to source.

However, it looks like you can purchase the book direct from Goose Lane via their website by clicking here. It's also available from the Canadian Amazon. You'll pay more, but you won't have to wait.


  1. Listen you--you've got the only copy I personally know of and you've had it for awhile.
    The book takes 2 to 3 weeks to ship from Amazon.
    It's out. We are owed a review, and since you got an advance copy however long ago and the living saint who wrote the foreward still hasn't, you should display your noblesse oblige and get out a review pronto.
    I know you're in Texas. This is the year. This is the Seance. Don't you just feel it in your psychic bones. Hope Harry comes through for you.
    Write that review. We're waiting.

    1. I'll do my best! So much on my plate at the moment...

      You were missed in Fort Worth. Patrick. You would have loved it. It was a spectacular HH event.

  2. My Amazon order got bumped to a December delivery date.