Riders in the Chariot is a supreme work of art.
This is a huge novel, an old-fashioned saga of fascinating characters living their lives the best way they can, while wrestling with issues of epic significance.
The novel is weightily symbolic; and employs a variety of voices and narrative techniques to engage and entertain the reader.
I stopped reading this book 90 pages from the end. I slogged through to that point. The writing style and syntax seemed from another century. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. McConnell
I think this may be my favorite book of all time. It is so beautifully written, so haunting, so expertly crafted, it's no wonder Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tallulah
I gave this book 3 stars because of its attempt at originality. The writing style could be good but often was not. When it was good, it was brilliant. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Aussie Booklover
One of the very best books I've read. There are angels amongst us. And irony and the unexpected, unanticipated, most surprising is what usually occurs. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann
RIDERS IN THE CHARIOT, Patrick White's sixth novel, is a humbling read. I'm struck by how often reputation and a sententious award (in this case, the Nobel Prize for Literature)... Read morePublished 23 months ago by C. Skala
Illumination is synonymous with blinding. The world depends on the eye of the beholder.
Some writers captivate me sentence by sentence. White is one of them. Read more
Being a Miles Franklin award winner, I thought this book would be interesting. How wrong I was! Religious mumbo-jumbo with a bit of homosexuality thrown in for good measure. Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by riched
"Truth was something one generally avoided, out of respect for good taste, and to preserve peace of mind" - this is the conviction of a Mrs Hare, mother of Mary Hare, one of the... Read morePublished on July 6, 2012 by all about books