The Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom

by Stanley Elkin

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The Magic Kingdom 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kwohlrob on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading "Mrs. Ted Bliss" by Elkin, I was ready for a slog through his dense (yet engrossing) prose. That is not the case here. "The Magic Kingdom" is cut to the bone; there is not a wasted turn of phrase or bit of dialogue anywhere. The book is dark and yet a splendidly crafted piece of satire from a man who understood the experience of being terminally ill.
Fairy-Godmummy More than 1 year ago
I actually wish I could give this book a zero stars but I don't think it will let me. The book is ridiculous, incoherent, confusing, and just plain boring. I wish I could get those hours of my life back. I had to stop reading it three times and read other books just to remind myself that I do indeed like to read. I usually stop reading a book after 100 pages if I don't like it but I forced myself to finish this one so that I could accurately let other readers know that it is totally not worth reading. Spare yourself. Skip this one.
Rita Hughes More than 1 year ago
ya im 11 to but seriously this is BARBIE and its dumb
eins1776 More than 1 year ago
I picked this up...well, I actually had to order it, since no one had it in stock...after reading about it in NY Magazine. It was listed as one of the top ten humor books by a humor book writer. Its a fun read. Very dry and very British, which I was unaware of until reading the first few lines, but quite funny and thought provoking. All of the characters are people I would, most likely, avoid in my real life, but made for good entertainment to follow around Orlando. Actually made Disneyworld a little more apealing to me.