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This novel reminds me very much of 'The Great Gatsby' in many ways.
If an author fails with a character they sometimes can keep me interested with an inventive plot or a setting that appeals.
The characters, pretty flat to begin with, are all the same at the end of the book as they are at the beginning.
The book kind of disappears in meta overwriting (you would think there would be underwriting, but then Brando overacted underacting). Read morePublished 2 days ago by Richard steingesser
This is a story of a boy with a strong work ethic, above average intelligence, and vision. He grows up giving his best and his best is rewarded by those he impresses. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Valadez
The American dream of rags to riches is the subject of this winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize, but it is a far cry from the Horatio Alger myth. Read morePublished 6 months ago by gammyraye
I understand this is a fable but the fact that everyone operates as if in a trance does not add to its strength. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bensonmum
This is not an easy book. The up-by-the-bootstraps story describes a man living in a dream. Some of the dream is tangible, but the story leaves many questions unanswered. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Devijun
Martin Dressler has had place on my shelf for more than a decade. I have lent it out and sung its praises. Read morePublished 21 months ago by bmbower
Martin Dressler is a well-written, compelling story of a young man pursuing the American dream. Imposing today's standard's on him as I read, I alternately wanted to congratulate... Read morePublished 23 months ago by librarylady