I read this book when it was first published over 20 years ago.
Like it or not, the excremental theme manages to connect the mud, the fecundity, the slime, the stink with carnal and practical and spiritual knowledge through power.
This book just goes on interminably and you get the impression Mailer just gets sick of it, wraps things up quickly and gets out of there.
One of my favorite novels, this Mailer offering kept me engaged from start to finish. I will enjoy reading it again and again.Published 6 months ago by Cookie
Sorry Norman, I just tired of wading through it - finally put it away when I couldn't page fast enough on my Kindle.Published 11 months ago by R. Martin
Written in language and tongues difficult to understand, I finally gave up after reading 50 pages. A very tedious book.Published 11 months ago by Ted Beneigh
I'm reading this in preparation to see Matthew Barney's film based on Mailer's book. If you ever wondered what it feels like to be an dead ancient Egyptian going through the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by the eternal answering machine
Maybe it was the author's name, but I expected more of this book. It opens with a confusing story of Egyptian gods and goddesses with multiple names and stories. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mark Suplinskas
underrated, changed my life. Truly a wise man connected all the threads, Hermes trismegistus would have been pleased, we need more Ariadnes like this.Published 20 months ago by noah
I bought a copy a long time ago, and TRIED to read it. I got up to Page 70 and had NO IDEA what Mailer was talking about. Read morePublished 21 months ago by James A. Nollet
Overall good book, somewhat confusing but when it catches it really gets going. Highly recommended although it will not be everyone's cup of tea.Published on August 11, 2012 by Amazon Customer
i have an english degree from the university of pittsburgh. this is the best book ive ever read. please read it.Published on March 3, 2012 by picky