Cold spring harbor is one of the best books of the 20th centuryPublished 2 months ago by Remi Zagari
It was so good, but he could have gone so much further with the cast of characters at his disposal. There were so many more stories to tell. He leaves you wanting more. Read morePublished 11 months ago by RONALD J. POLLINA
The other reviewers have this one pegged. It is about poor choices, disappointment, and alienation. It is about dumb choices and poor judgement. Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by Dr. Who, What, Where?
This belongs in any short list of novels about alienation.
The reviews emphasize that this is a novel about a group of lost people, struggling through problems that are... Read more
the contents of cold spring harbor, a very short novel, are suffocated by yates' use of judgment-loaded adjectives and adverbs. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by R. Linder
Using the same characters that made up the sum of his life, he manages to bring some more subtle insight into the morphing situations. Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by irista
I realize Yates reached a peak of popularity, especially with his book turned movie, Revolution, but I was neither impressed with the story line or his writing style. Read morePublished on December 19, 2009 by F. noyes
Yates has a way of recycling the same characters, the alcoholic mom who moves around a lot, the son searching for his own identity, but he's such an engaging writer! Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by A. Levine