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This edition -- which looks like it's from an anthology (large, thin paper back with a picture of old books on the cover; ISBN 9781466268043) -- is almost unreadable. Read morePublished 5 months ago by K
This is a spooky book, one only has to look at the cover. Its hero has retired from the world and sits back and examines his attitudes to life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Peter R. Wigley
A fascinating decadent quasi-novel. This translation is somewhat bowdlerised, and does not fully capture the elegant wickedness and perversity of the original. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gerald Robertson
This is one of those strange off-prints one finds occasionally on Amazon, which shouldn't provide such unscrupulous profit seekers a venue. Read morePublished 17 months ago by hokuros
The book starts off beautifully, with a wonderful turn of phrase and a delightfully absurd main character. Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Jadxia Lauron
If you are looking for plot, look elsewhere. "Against the Grain" is essentially a collection of essays- comparable to David Foster Wallace's non-fiction pieces or Umberto Eco's... Read morePublished on December 11, 2010 by PuroShaggy