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Modern readers will easily comprehend the times in which the story takes place.
Lewis is the rare author who can write long expositions but make them fit the story, seeming to arise naturally rather than overwhelming it.
Elmer Gantry was written in the 1920s, yet it is a a fantastic modern portrayal of how religion is fleecing the flock today.
It is an old book I don't actually remember reading...HOWEVER, I couldn't put it down...what a scoundrel ole Elmer was! Read it primarily because of the author... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Peggy Wright
This book could have been about a 21st century evangelist so up to date are the images created by Sinclair Lewis. Read morePublished 14 days ago by susan wilson
When one considers what the novel reveals and implies, one cannot look at religion without cynicism and a weary eye. Read morePublished 17 days ago by History n Mystery
This book paints a frighteningly accurate picture of the forces that continue to influence American citizens and politicians. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Everett H. Griffiths
Learned a lot from the book that the movie left out. Thanks, both items enjoyedPublished 4 months ago by Anne E. Buchanan
This is a story as pertinent today as it was when this book was written.Published 4 months ago by Avery H Henline
"Elmer Gantry" is an excellent novel. If you are expecting the movie, you are in for a surprise. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Musicals Freak