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Ash Wednesday Paperback – June 10, 2003
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This is not a great book but it is a good book and one written by a man of depth and substance brave enough to speak his mind about the wackiness of the human condition.
This book is heavy with dialogue, which is, in my opinion, a good thing. One line of dialogue can tell more about a character than pages and pages of a narrator's description, and Hawke definitely has an ear for it (possibly from all those scripts he's read?)These characters are complex, and so real. You believe them as real people, possibly someone you might know in life, and you are dying to know what happens to them next.
This is one of the best books I have read all year.
While he most positively should have won the Oscar for his sublime effort in Training Day, Ethan Hawke deserves equal kudos for this telling tale of enigmatic Jimmy Heartsock and his pregnant girlfriend Christy. Hawke emits such intangible, yet very real, intensity and cathartic power that lead to Jimmy's self-discovery through a trying and arduous epiphany. Folks, we're seeing Ethan Hawke at his best - don't kid yourself. If you haven't read this, then you, my friend, are missing out on a voyage into profundity. 5 Big Stars from Robert Jackson. And that's the 411.
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The way this was written is incredible. Ethan Hawke manages to take some of the simplest or seemingly mundane things that happen in our lives and makes them interesting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrea
Love his writing and enjoyed this one even more than his first book. He understands human relationships. An easy read that was quite enjoyable on my vacation. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Reader
No substance to the characters. Does not seem to follow a steady line. Hawke makes a better actor than author.Published 11 months ago by Carol B
Halfway through page one I realized that the writing was spot on, the voice distinct, the character disturbing and that was all I needed. Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by S. mcpherson
I was one of the few people that enjoyed Ethan Hawke's 1996 debut novel THE HOTTEST STATE, which provoked snickers and "worst of" inclusion at the time of its' publication. Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by Stacy Helton
Didn't enjoy this as much as Ethan Hawke's first novel, The Hottest State, as this one felt a bit indulgent in places...but it's still pretty good.Published on September 18, 2012 by Xavier
Ethan Hawke - yes, that Ethan Hawke - has proved himself to me again. A great writer of character development novels, Ash Wednesday is written from the view point of a confused... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by Lloyd Morgan
He's a good actor..This book isn't the best. But, Ethan does have a unique style.
It's worth reading..I enjoyed the reading.
Yes. I said it. All one really has to do is YouTube any of several interviews of Ethan (most importantly the 'Inside the Actor's Studio' ones) to see without much doubt that he is... Read morePublished on September 1, 2009 by Daniel Lee Hotard