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My problem with Andersen's book began as early as page 24 when he speaks of “India rubber overshoes.” A flag goes up. Read morePublished 7 months ago by B.R. STANARD
I really wanted to like this book, but I found his writing plodding and uninspired, and he made me not care at all about the characters. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Priscilla Zlotnick
Mixture of fact and fiction moves this book forward. Experience all of the important events of the late 1840's in one book: Revolutions, Gold Rush, Mexican War, Great Literature... Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Jon Michael Simpson
Wow! I can't actually believe I finished reading this tome. Thankfully I was able to get the CDs from the library at the same time as I got the book. 22 CDs! Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by darswords
Heyday is the best historical novel I have ever read. The book begins in Europe during the 1848 revolutions. Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by JimL
Kurt Andersen is a great writer, a skilled writer, a clever writer. His previous novel, Turn of the Century, was the perfect portrait of America during the late millennium (a/k/a,... Read morePublished on November 5, 2010 by Keith Otis Edwards
Any reader picking up a work of historical fiction with over 600 pages of narrative should expect close attention to detail. Kurt Andersen delivers details by the yard in Heyday. Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by Stephen T. Hopkins
1848: "What kind of fool celebrates the vanquishing of Mexicans at ten and the freedom of the French at midnight?" (148) "An American fool. Read morePublished on January 19, 2010 by John L Murphy
When I first saw how thick this book was ,I was intimidated.(although I loved the cover) and,besides that, it starts off a little slow. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Robyn Lee Markow