- Publisher: Avon Books Paperback #422; 422 edition (1952)
- ASIN: B00183T7OI
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
A good deal of effort is expended in portraying their lives as either endlessly trivial or monstrously prurient.
His style is superb and the ploting is first-rate, which only increases the depth of his description of the depraved of NYC during the start of the Great Depression.
I would have liked to have seen some better resolution or morale at the end of the story, but it still left something to think about.
I really enjoyed this book and also the movie. I never understood why Elizabeth Taylor did not enjoy making this film. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A revisit to a favourite author of my youth, sadly no longer in vogue. O'Hara's style takes a bit of getting used to, but his characterisations are excellent. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Petersur
Most people have forgotten John O'Hara and this book by extension, one of his finest novels. If they do know BUtterfield 8, it's only because of the movie based on it, and then... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Matt W.
I saw the movie long before VHS or DVD.when I found in on DVD through amazon ,I bought and enjoyed it. The movie version does nt compare to this wonderful book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bwinona
Pretentious, Ivy League lowlifes dedicate their efforts to binge drinking and cheating on their wives/husbands/lovers. No exceptions: there is no likeable character in the book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by F. Yannantuono
Good early O'Hara, but I preferred "Rage to Live" and "Ourselves to Know" better. It's a view back to pre-women's lib depression NYC. Read morePublished 20 months ago by TimMcc
I don't know what I was expecting, but BUtterfield 8 turned out to be a surprise. I particularly enjoyed the dialog, sometimes dated but mostly not dated at all. Read morePublished on October 6, 2011 by ND
Qualified recommendation: O'Hara is Hemingway with an even more edgy approach. The writing is beautiful and brutal at the same time.Published on March 1, 2011 by E.J. Kaye
There are a number of "classics" sitting on my shelves to be read. This summer I picked up BUtterfield 8 and dove right in. I had almost no idea what to expect. Read morePublished on July 28, 2009 by Chris