This little book is a gem, and Waldie's writing is what makes it sparkle.
I was drawn in from the beginning of the book-- but when I got to the last 1/4 of it, I was seriously thinking of throwing the towel in.
I am surprised how much I have enjoyed reading this required book for a class in L.A. Literature.
A truly original work in technical style. A book that makes you long for something you can't quite articulate. Two thumbs up.Published 5 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 Factual and historical reference of a very famous city.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 6 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 14 months ago by Bruce Watson