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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
World of Wonders - Robertson Davies, Wayne Johnston I must admit that I was disappointed by World of Wonders. After the brilliance and wit of Fifth Business and the psychological musings of The Manticore, I somehow expected a more satisfying conclusion to the Deptford Trilogy.

Not that World of Wonders was boring; far from it! I seriously doubt that Robertson Davies could write a boring novel. It's simply that I remember less about World of Wonders than I do about either Fifth Business or The Manticore.

Magnus Eisengrim is certainly an intriguing character, but delving into his history was not nearly as interesting as I had hoped. In the end, Fifth Business is still the most interesting of the trilogy, and The Manticore is the most heady. World of Wonders is mostly for those Robertson Davies fans who (rightfully so) devour his every word.