Very disappointed by this book, considering the author's reputation. Several of the principal characters, including the main one, are totally insane. Read morePublished 4 days ago by T. Benhari
Haven't read it yet, but the price was right for this author and my wallet. His "Train Dreams" I read before Christmas was excellent.Published 3 months ago by Randy Rice
I loved Denis Johnson's 'Tree of Smoke' and am completely in awe of his abstract ability to describe the surroundings and composer of a given geographic area. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Lieberman
I too was stunned at some of the negative, dismissive reviews of this modern classic. I believe those readers were looking for crime fiction, perhaps something like Elmore Leonard,... Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by Jacktavish
If you're not even remotely into Dennis Johnson's fiction in general, I doubt that this book would change your mind. Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Nuri K
there is a lot to like in this novel but not enough to recommend it without reservation. many passages are great while some others fall flat. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by george b.
I read this book when it first came out and like it even more now. It's a solid favorite. The crazy world Johnson creates. The pathos and landscape and violence. Read morePublished on January 4, 2010 by Eric Rickstad