From Publishers Weekly
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"It made me dance."
—Henry Miller — Chicago Tribune
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It took me a while to get into Bellows writing and symbolism. Many reviewers called this book funny but I saw the symbolism but didn't think it funny. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Chauncey
I'm a great fan of Saul Bellow's work and I've always felt this was his most underrated novel. The focus is somewhat different, in that our title character is a gentile. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike Kimmel
Saul Bellow writes for men, giving the barest space to female characters, but I, a female, think the book was taut, exciting, and filled with wisdom.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have been in awe of some of Bellow's other work, most notably Seize the Day, which I found to be some of the greatest prose I've ever read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dodd V. Attisani
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 7 months 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 9 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 9 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 12 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 16 months ago by Janet Tomaseck