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RICK BASS’s fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Most recently, his memoir Why I Came West was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.
West Texas, oil, wealth, death, geology... and, of course, The Land. I'm not sure much "meaning"-filled activity transpired during the 300+ pages of All the Land to Hold Us, but I... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Leah Chang
This is quite lyrical prose. The descriptive language draws one in within the first few pages, and the writing sparkles. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Alyssa A. Lappen
Book club choice - otherwise I might have given up. Not an easy read, especially the first half of the book, if you have only small amounts of time. Read morePublished 18 days ago by RFW
Lyrical and complex, "All the Land to Us" is the kind of book that rewards readers' time and investment with unfolding layers of narrative and striking imagery. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. H. Wells
Rick Bass has written a novel that shimmers with the heat of the West Texas desert he describes so poetically in "All The Land To Hold Us. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alan L. Chase
I struggled to like this story, but the characters were without dimension and the plot was pointless. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daring Di
I enjoy Rick Bass' descriptive non-fiction, but this work does drag on with the endless literary prose. This story lacks dialogue and a first-person voice. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CGScammell
I was excited to read All the Land to Hold Us for many reasons. First of all, let's just all admit that no one can write a description of a landscape quite like Rick Bass. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kristen