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Worth reading, but not re-reading.
What I thought would be an insightful book about a "changed man" was a poorly written, unbelievable romance story with unlikeable characters.
I found myself reading rather quickly, and every once in while I would realize that I needed to savor what the author just said a bit more.
This review is from the unabridged audio version read by Eric Conger.
Since reading Ms. Prose's masterful Reading Like a Writer several years ago, I've been on the... Read more
I would rank this book high in cleverness and good writing. The comedy is commendable, too. The problem I have with it is that some of the main characters are far from... Read morePublished on August 1, 2009 by Mary E. Sibley
So much said already - but in the end: It's a great book (at least in the audio-edition), one that continues to resonate after it's finished (snippets of dialogue or inner... Read morePublished on September 25, 2008 by U. Klehe
"A Changed Man" is the sixth Francine Prose novel I've read, and although I obviously like the author alot (otherwise, why read six of her books? Read morePublished on December 17, 2007 by trainreader
This is the first book of Francine Prose's that I've read; I heard her interviewed on NPR after it was released and decided to read it based on that. Read morePublished on June 19, 2007 by A. Wood
Ms. Prose deserves a wider following. She has a scalpel for an eye and can dissect and lay open suburban and metropolitan pretense in a crisp phrase. Read morePublished on January 25, 2007 by D. C. Carrad
"A Changed Man" is not a book I would have read without a recommendation from my daughter. The plot line just did not sound very promising: a member of a neo-Nazi movement... Read morePublished on June 22, 2006 by algo41
Francine Prose's satire "A Changed Man" addresses the issues of changing for the better, the power of the media, raising kids as a single mother and the necessary need of... Read morePublished on June 13, 2006 by Bohdan Kot
Francine Prose's thirteenth novel is about what the title suggests, a changed man, a thirty-something neo-Nazi who turns his back on his brotherhood of racists and turns himself... Read morePublished on April 16, 2006 by Jessica Lux