Saw the movie first... You can figure out the end way before you get there but the writing keeps you going..
Its filled with humorous anecdotes and some (not all) of the characters are very interesting, but not the main character.
It's hard to describe, almost like an intentionally odd cadence, as if a born poet found himself forced to write prose.
Saw the movie first... You can figure out the end way before you get there but the writing keeps you going..Published 3 months ago by Robert Swinney
Very interesting take on the character and characters of Key West. Really enjoyed the character development, great humor. Worth the time.Published 4 months ago by Frederick McDermott
I have read all kinds of books, this one is my first McGuane. A lot of people have hated, others have loved it, I am torn by it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Grateful_reader
Thomas McGuane has a masterful use of language in his writing. Unfortunately, that doesn't translate automatically into an ability to tell a story. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James r. Hawes
A much favored uncle suggested I read this novel. As his opinion is tempered by a long-lasting relationship, his being a professional "wordsmith" and spent his early years in... Read morePublished 20 months ago by YoyoMitch
Back in the 1970s, Thomas McGuane was known to his friends as Captain Berzerko, at least that's what I've heard. Read morePublished on December 5, 2011 by Sara Norris
This book was a huge disappointment. I was looking for something with adventure and about fishing and it delivered neither. Reading it was a waste of good time. Stay away.Published on February 2, 2011 by Dave C.
Tom McGuane's Ninety-two in the Shade explores the sense of failure and rootlessness in 1970s America. Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by stoic