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This is basically a decent read. Gessen has an enjoyable writing style, but the characters in the book are somewhat flat and share too many commonalities. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lisa Carter
From the title I assumed that the novel was about the struggles of young aspiring writers/authors, but that theme was story c; so, if you're considering buying the book to read... Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by The Writer Mo Ibrahim
Sorry but this isn't a book; or, rather, it shouldn't be. It's more of an adolescent's dream, a composite of juvenile reactionaryism (ok, not a word) that didn't deserve to see the... Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by canonizer
I too wanted to like this book; but I couldn't find a way to like this book. I think it has to do with not being able to empathize with the characters. I wonder if this is true.Published on December 28, 2011 by Steve McEnpants
'All the Sad Young Literary Men' is not a bad read. Author Keith Gessen is often humorous in a dry way rather than absurdly over-the-top, which I appreciate, and I also think he... Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by Bryan Byrd
Meet Sam, Mark and Keith. They're three semi-eligible, attractive-enough college graduates who study Soviet history, the Arab-Israeli conflict and American politics. Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Amazon Customer
You'll have to be a little patient to get the goods here, but it's mostly worth it. The author's first novel and hence, likely to be his most autobiographical one, presents his... Read morePublished on December 19, 2009 by hh
When I opened this book, I was astounded by the first chapter and its lucidity. They are in New York, a young couple fresh out of college, and they are trying to survive on nothing... Read morePublished on March 15, 2009 by totally dude
Viking seemed to have hopes of creating a new Doug Eggers here, but no go. The writing is clean and sharp, but not insightful or witty. Read morePublished on November 3, 2008 by Michael Hemmingson