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Doctorow is a great prose stylist.
There is a wonderful quote in this book that I have remembered since I first read this book about 30 years ago: "The right to do irrevocable harm is a blood right".
I was frustrated with the writing style, finding it hard to follow and had not yet encounteered a character I found likable.
The kindle edition of this work is miserable and consequently it is more difficult to read than usual. Read morePublished 2 months ago by August K. Gribbin
Daniel Lewin, along with his wife and infant son, is on his way to pick up his sister, Susan, who is in a mental institution. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patti
Ragtime was a great book, which made me excited to read this. But from the very start, I got the feeling I was being lectured to--as in, "Listen up, readers, learn from me not... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laurie Austen
Lots of historical perspective regarding character development... slow start, still reading, waiting for something to happen... ordered because of authors reputationPublished 7 months ago by Valerie Olshansky
I am afraid anyone looking at my low rating will think I rated the book contents. Amazon.com does not allow rating the book edition separately from the content, but if it did I... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Reuben Sivan
I have been privileged to read several of Doctorow's books, the last of which was an exceptional work, The March. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is not a Biblical story. It's about the execution of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, but even so, it's not much of a political story either. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I only got through 30% of the book. I had pushed myself to that point. I was frustrated with the writing style, finding it hard to follow and had not yet encounteered a character... Read morePublished 19 months ago by deb donovan
Visiting his sister following her latest mental breakdown, Daniel Lewin-nee Isaacson-pieces together their childhood, shattered by the arrest and execution of their parents for... Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by An admirer of Saul