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McCarthy's prose aren't bad- unfortunately his writing style wasn't enough to win me over.
Throughout the author seems more interested in displaying his own erudition and (failed) inventiveness than in any sort of believable character or plot development.
By the time I got to the last 20 pages I was reading them at 10 seconds per page just to get it over with and see if there was some type of redeeming surprise.
My one-star rating pretty well sums up my feeling about this book.Published 1 month ago by Barbara Gibbs
C has all the ingredients to be another Gravity's Rainbow: war, technology, sex, drugs, intrigue, prison escapes, and a touch of the mystical and supernatural. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven Davis
Tom McCarthy's C is a rewarding challenge. The novel focuses on Serge Carrefax who is a bit of a zelig--the story is not really boy meets world, but rather boy exists in world and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elizabeth Hendry
"C" is the biography of a certain Serge Carrefax. Narrated in the present tense, it adequately begins with the protagonist's birth in a beautiful and strange manor in the English... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Guillermo Maynez
Readers who already enjoy Tom McCarthy's books will be easy to sell on "C" and they will be satisfied. Read morePublished 15 months ago by George Grella
This was one strange story. I had a difficult time following the story. I read the entire book, but wanted to put it down more than once. This was not the story for me.Published 16 months ago by Kathi Miller
"A" is for angst. "B" is for belief or the lack thereof. And "C" is for communication or ditto. So what will "D" stand for? My vote is for "Dyslexia."Published 16 months ago by Patrick Odaniel
Some novels are plot-books: You read to see what happens. This is not that kind of book. Some novels are character-books: You come to know and understand the central character, and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by gammyraye
C is, without a doubt, one of the most frustratingly brilliant and beautifully wearisome novels I've read in a very long time, if ever. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Mark Eremite