There were so many characters being developed throughout the novel it became difficult to keep them all straight.
It's been done so many damn times by now, and the writers who do it are either substandard (Bret Easton Ellis) or popular but boring (DeLillo).
Yeah, right... I had to skip entire pages in various chapters later, too - they were way too boring to go through.
Never has a novel begun with such a rousing start yet slogged on so interminably to its conclusion. To be sure, Moody is capable of outstanding writing, and of crafting first rate... Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Librum
I can understand some of the criticisms aimed at this book, because along the way it nearly lost me, very nearly. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by John Willoughby
This book is a mad rollercoaster ride through contemporary man's pursuit of anything that will fill that internal emptiness that plagues most of us. Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by Lawrence
I had the opportunity to see Rick Moody do a public reading when he was the writer-in-residence at my college this past spring, and was intrigued enough by the way his droll,... Read morePublished on September 22, 2007 by man_invisible
I almost called it satire, but if you have been anywhere near the film industry, you will realize that it is true. Read morePublished on August 25, 2007 by Verily
My one word to describe THE DIVINERS is "kaleidoscope." THE DIVINERS is kaleidoscopic as Moody takes broken, colorful personalities & reflects them to us, like a mirror in a... Read morePublished on July 3, 2007 by Rhonda K. Bridges
I really wanted to like this book, but half way through I found myself just wanting to finish. There were so many characters being developed throughout the novel it became... Read morePublished on March 29, 2007 by mle4
"The Diviners" features a rogues gallery to rival Martin Amis at his most misanthropic, who somewhat inexplicably turn to goodness and light at the tail end of the novel. Read morePublished on March 13, 2007 by Mark B. Friedman
Reviewed by April Sullivan for Reader Views (2/07)
"The Diviners" is an ambitious full-bodied novel about a varied cast of characters all related in some way to the... Read more