From Publishers Weekly
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Even though it is not very difficult reading, I found myself losing interest frequently throughout.
Through his journey, he finds out what he really wants to do with the rest of his life and comes out of this adventure with a greater sense of who he really is.
Bellow is a great writer at times his prose just turns the most silly situations into interesting points of reflection.
Saul Bellow is one of my all-time favorite writers, but I found Henderson tough going. The story is told by Henderson, an English wild man who is searching for his place in life. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Suzanne
After a slow start, perhaps just impatience with the character development, a life of struggle gets tossed aside for an adventure. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Esteban Toro
I was really enjoying Henderson the Rain King up to about two thirds of the way through, but then things ground to a halt when Henderson began his sit-down bull sessions with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Buzalka
Don Quixote in the 20th century. Pancho is there too. Dying is easy, it's living that is hard.Published 5 months ago by Dan Garvey
My public library chose it for the monthly reading and it was disliked by all of us. Many of us had read Saul Bellow's books before and found it hard to believe that he could have... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Janet Tomaseck
Overall, I very much enjoyed reading Henderson the Rain King. It was a little hard to follow the beginning of it. After the first few chapters, there wasn't that confusion anymore. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Melissa L. Holt
Our book club will be discussing this book otherwise I would not have read it. I didn't like it. It was terrible. Read morePublished 11 months ago by David
Quest novel in the classic style. Larger than life figure fumbles his way through Africa trying to help those he runs into. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cheryl J Cameron
An unusual Bellow novel but a true gem. Very funny, bizarre in scope but, at the same time, very thought-provoking. Buy it...you won't be disappointed.Published 12 months ago by D. D. Sinkler