I became interested in Raymond Carver when I read some of his poetry, especially Late Fragment. I found his poetry direct, accessible, moving and down to earth about real human... Read morePublished 3 months ago by MARTIN DAVIS
Though I am not a fan of the capital-Biography tome method, expansive linearly from birth to death, I do readily acknowledge how this one denotes full respect of Carver as a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mr. Richard K. Weems
One of the greatest American writers ever... You CAN'T GO WRONG WITH CARVER!Published 6 months ago by Todd March
I have read many types of biographies. This particular one is informative, but not particularly engaging. Read morePublished 8 months ago by dominika
I was excited to read about one of my favorite short story writers, but found this book awful. It reads like someone cut and pasted quotes from stories, opinions, and people to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by christoph j dangwillo
RAY LIVED NEAR ME AT SKY RANCH IN PORT ANGELES.
I KNEW RAY AND TESS INFORMALLY.
Beautifully written, deft and clearly pictured. Tho' my reading has been put on hold, the early chapters are already a part of me.Published 20 months ago by David Druven
Raymond Carver established a literary reputation for innovative, terse narratives of twentieth century suburban anomie based on his personal experience as an alienated alcoholic. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by A Customer
Carver is a major Twentieth Century story teller: Up there with John Updike, only more bare bones. He knows how to hit you in the knee in just the right place with the doctor's... Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by MD