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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 6 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 7 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 9 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 11 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 12 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 18 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 22 months ago by Todd Michael