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This book is valiant in scope and Maf's voice is unique; however, there were too many obscure references for my liking. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kleopetra
Couldn't finish it. It was the definition of "Pretensious". Dropping all the old literary masters quotes was just boring if you haven't read them. It just began to anger me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by judy kane
Don't be put off if you find the title slightly cutesy - this is an exhilarating, idiosyncratic and very funny odyssey through 50's - 60's American. pop and intellectual culture. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Frances Doel
Written in a very pretentious style that was so annoying I couldn't finish the book. The story wasn't that interesting either.Published 6 months ago by Cathy F
An interesting conceit from O'Hagan, who shows off his knowledge of Bloomsbury, Virginia Woolf's "Flush," Virginia's sister Vanessa and her sad story, and much, much more through... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Constant Reader
Put this down and walked away from it. Didn't understand the concept as presented inside the book. Book summary blurb made sense though. Something didn't translate to the page.Published 9 months ago by Pamela D. Denlinger
I bought this book in spite of the bad reviews it had gotten here because I listened to an interview with the author and thought I would enjoy the style. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Babs Z.
I found it a little slow going at first, but it really began to grow on me. The book is fiction but seems to be very well researched. Read morePublished 15 months ago by EZ Reader
A grey squirrel appeared at the bottom of a tree with half a sandwich in its little claws. 'Peanut butter,' it shouted over with a toothy grin. 'Life is sweet. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Simon Barrett