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“A novel of passion and depth, written with great precision and control.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Price knows the language, mores, herding instincts, and hunting habits of the bottom-class urban young just about as well as Margaret Mead got to know those who come of age in Samoa.”—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
“Ladies’ Man brilliantly portrays the dark side of youthful passion seeking release in a big-city environment.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The story started out unique and funny but I didn't feel that it ever came to a resolution. I got bored with it, which was disappointingPublished 10 months ago by Loves to read
First published in 1978, Ladies' Man is novel number 3 by contemporary American author Richard Price, capturing the loneliness and desperation of the narrator, Kenny Becker, a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Glenn Russell
What seemed shocking at the time it was written now seems mundane.
This book has not aged well. Read more
Richard Price is a good writer, and I really enjoyed Lush Life, but this novel is dated. It may have been good back in the '80sPublished 22 months ago by mp
I have read this book 4 times and let me tell you it is by far the best book I have ever read. For one it is very well written, I have never had such visualization of people or... Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Roloff
I have read almost all of Richard Price's books, and I really feel this one is his weakest; poor characterization and plot. Read morePublished on January 11, 2007 by M. Granger
After reading Price's newer novels based on crime and detective work, Ladies Man comes as a decidedly junior effort when comparing writing styles. Read morePublished on June 12, 2004 by P. Shelton
This is, in my opinion, Price's worst book. Price is an amazing writer -- "Freedomland" is one of my favorite books -- but this isn't him at his best. Read morePublished on April 9, 2002
Although I'm a single woman in her 30s, I really related to this book about a guy who's just turned 30 and broken up with his girlfriend. Read morePublished on July 2, 2001 by rosalind