Houdini Heart - Ki Longfellow I gave Houdini Heart 3 stars too. I liked the writing style; the author is very talented, no question; and the stories about writers and Hollywood were fascinating. However, even though I was entertained, I just didn't find the story line compelling. I do have a tendency not to like "internal" novels. In fact I actually surprised myself by how much I enjoyed Julian Barnes "Sense of and Ending." I see how much everyone is enjoying this book and I almost feel guilty not loving it.