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This book is not surreal like "Catch-22". It's more grounded, but is still at times uproariously funny. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Matthew
Joseph Heller's prose sparkles with intent, his second-person narrative of Bruce Gold's life and times lays bare the protagonist's attitudes regarding a life lived Jewish in New... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michelle Hyde
Interesting story, Jewish point of view, criticism on politics, great humor, the hero develops during the story.Published 5 months ago by Tamara Gottesman
"Good as Gold" is pretty much as good as Heller gets in the rarefied air of "Catch 22" and "Something Happened. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Wordsworth
It was odd and brilliant at the same time. I really enjoyed reading it and about the slice of Jewish American urban life in the 1970s.Published 17 months ago by kendall wigoda
I think it's a shame that Heller's books don't get more attention. This is a fantastic spin on ethnicity, family, politics and wealth. Read morePublished 21 months ago by canonizer
I am not sure if it is because I am not American, not Jewish or simply not smart enough, but I had no idea what message Heller was trying to give in this rambling book with no... Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by RalphJ
The funniest book ever written, but also a touching and meaningful one. It is about the price -- and ultimately the futility -- of escaping from the old neighborhood. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Feinschmecker
This would have made a brilliant 20-page short story. Instead, it ballooned into a 450 page novel.
I found the beginning quite clever and funny, with an odd mix of... Read more