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 16 months ago 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 20 months ago 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
This is not an easy task with Hawke's book b/c the characters are narcissistic and stifling. The writing is not revelatory, but there is a heart to the book and that is offered... Read morePublished on November 28, 2008 by Dan Markowitz
This novel is what would happen if a jazz-less, dyslexic Jack Kerouac collided head on with an adolescent version of Tom Wolfe. Read morePublished on February 4, 2008 by TC
Ethan Hawke's novel is sexy, dry and cool, as two likeable characters road trip through America, the inner workings of their relationship and self-knowedge. Read morePublished on April 29, 2007 by Dr. L