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The good news: Giles Goat Boy (1966) has far fewer moving plot parts and (thankfully!) far fewer characters than John Barth’s previous effort, The Sot Weed Factor. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Buzalka
An allegorical novel of the post war world as University Campus with brilliance, erudition and good humor scattered throughout.Published 6 months ago by J. L. Fee
A review by Dr. Joseph Suglia
With his imposing fourth novel, Giles Goat-Boy: or, The Revised New Syllabus (1966), John Barth stopped writing stories and started writing... Read more
Barth is my favorite author. He can weave intimate tales and challenges your knowledge and views.Published 11 months ago by Mark Gillingham
Any attempt to describe John Barth’s “Giles Goat-Boy” (GGB) is going to oversimplify what is a vast, complex masterpiece of a book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by cs211
It's wonderful to see major classics such as Giles Goat Boy readily available again as e-books! I first read Giles when it was on the best-sellers lists in the '60s, and have long... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book is a replacement for one I owned many years ago and lost. This order came as described and w/in the time frame indicated (not fast, but on time). Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by Gary S.
On aesthetic grounds (though they pale before the moral), the work is objectionable: the rhetoric is extreme, the conceit and action wildly implausible, the interpretation of... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Ed E. Tuhr
Let me state right now that this is not a review of the text but a review of the 'product' I received. Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by Anon