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Dreiser's story unfolds in the measured cadences of an earlier era. This sometimes works brilliantly as we follow the choices, small and large, that lead some characters to doom and others to glory. On the other hand, the middle chapters--of which there are many--do drag somewhat, even when one appreciates Dreiser's intentions. If you can make it through the sagging midsection, however, you'll be rewarded by Sister Carrie's last 150 pages, which depict the harrowing downward spiral of one of the book's central characters. Here Dreiser portrays with brutal power how the wrong decision--or lack of decision--can lay waste to a life. --Rebecca Gleason --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Long, interesting story/study of human dilemmas. Lots of explaining why characters are doing whatever they are doing....gets tiresome, found myself skipping ahead.Published 22 hours ago by L. Steadman
This is a review of the Xist edition NOT the actual book itself. I have found that for some insane reason the Penguin version of Sister Carrie: The Unexpurgated Edition is linked... Read morePublished 24 days ago by James D. Love
I couldn't put it down and couldn't predict the outcome. Not a cheery book but after reading An American Tragedy, I didn't expect Sister Carrie to make me laugh. Read morePublished 26 days ago by CCA
I can't think of any book in which the title and cover belies its text. Pleasantly surprised by it.Published 2 months ago by wtab7
Ponderous writing, could not maintain my interest. Finally gave up with only a third of it read.Published 5 months ago by arthurthird