Far Tortuga is one of the finest works of fiction I have ever read.
His success is due largely to the pungent, poetic, shorthand style of writing, unique to Matthiessen's ouevre, and perhaps American literature.
The last quarter of the book takes a few well-executed plot twists and the momentum picks up amazingly.
Excellent but be prepared to understand dialect. Can be a tough read if you can't.Published 19 days ago by guitar man
It was a challenge to become accustomed to this novel's quirky narrative style, but I did enjoy seeing Matthiessen exercise his fine talent. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kaho'olohe
I consider my self a pretty good reader of good fiction but I had great difficulty understanding what character said what to who, I couldn't get used to Peters style of writing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by sheldon kaufman
This is a heavy read in every sense of the word. It cleverly builds characters entirely through dialog but it is a challenge until near the end to work out who is speaking when. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Crawford
this is not even a book just incoherent ramblings
I wish I had my money back
I woud not recommend itt
It is a long meditation followed by a suspense and horror story with overtones of horror. Outstanding.Published 3 months ago by Matt Jones
An amazing story of men struggling against the sea.
The dialogue and stories told by the crew and captain on a derelict turtling ship are fantastic, subtly bringing the larger... Read more
The book was OK at best. Mainly because of the language the writer tried to imitate, which made the book less readable.Published 3 months ago by Travlin' Easy