A truly original work in technical style. A book that makes you long for something you can't quite articulate. Two thumbs up.Published 3 months ago by Betty Tsamis
An excellent history of Lakewood California. Factual and historical reference of a very famous city.
It earned a 5 rating from me.
I am surprised how much I have enjoyed reading this required book for a class in L.A. Literature. So much of what we have read has come from a "noir" perspective, painting... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristine L. Vermillion
This book is such a trip! Waldie has a really dry and dark humor which added a lot to the book and spoke a lot to his feelings of Lakewood. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Erika Miranda
This is a wonderful accounting of a small town that was designed and built in the 50's. The four men who designed Lakewood, CA were very intuitive and their idea proved true. Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. L. Nelson
The tone is similar to Marilyn Robinson's Home, with much discipline and restraint. It takes time to like this book.Published 9 months ago by bleusdolphins
A beautifully layered love story to what most Americans would call a soulless suburb; Waldie sings its history, its community, its geography, and his family's roots in this LA... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David H. Fenimore
Maybe you had to be there, but I was. Having grown up in a Southern California suburb in the 1960s, I was especially drawn to "Holy Land" and was rarely disappointed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bruce Watson