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Octopus Summer Paperback – February 22, 2010


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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145057808X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450578080
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,048,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Morgan on August 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
Octopus Summer is an insightful and laugh-out-loud hilarious social commentary of New York's upper east side. Dorson's witty dialogue and acute attention to detail sets up for a rich array of memorable and colorful characters throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Callum Littlefield. As a female reader it was difficult at times to read the mind of a young teenage boy and his view on girls--it truly is a boy's world! Nevertheless Dorson brilliantly peels through the layers of Callum's character to reveal there is more to this insecure and arrogant boy when forced to face the heart of matters. Malcolm Dorson has masterfully captured a true coming-of-age story with shrewd frankness and comic delight!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L.Q. on January 30, 2013
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I found Octopus Summer to be a great book filled with humor and suspense. Definitely A must read for all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Perkins on March 23, 2010
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An exceptional work- I couldn't put it down. Think This Side of Paradise, with a modern edge. Witty, poignant, and socially insightful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Seth Wise on January 30, 2013
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This tail is a coming of age story that keeps you reading and puts a different spin on similar-type books such as your typical Catcher in the Rye. Octopus Summer is unique and delivers in multiple ways- a must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sr. on January 30, 2013
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A great book that I would highly recommend reading. A fun read that is hard to put down at any point.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan on January 30, 2013
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This book is a fun, quick read. The prose is fluid and pleasant; the story is engaging and impossible to put down. Callum Littlefield's ridiculous exploits--while a little far-fetched for some of us to relate to--and the hilarious supporting cast make this book a definite must read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Scribner on April 19, 2011
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Best debut novel of romantic privilege and perils since This Side of Paradise, and best Baroque novel of the North Shore--the real one, Long Island, not the upstart for Bostonians--since The Great Gatsby. Like his Octopus, Dorson's tale will grab you; you won't escape but you will expire with a smile....
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By TMI on September 8, 2013
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This book is weirdly tmi, Dorson reminiscent of Doyle Melvin and Roy Munson. Hard body thoo, whats good later. bath
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