I read Herself Surprised, and it is one of my all time favorites.
If you read this book, you will certainly want to go back and read the others in the trilogy, Herself Surprised and To Be a Pilgrim.
The prose is outstanding and rich, lyrical, poetic and beautiful, the characters unique, realistic and unforgettable.
I BOUGHT THIS COPY OF "THE HORSE'S MOUTH" AS A GIFT FOR MY HUSBAND. ONE OF HIS FAVORITE BOOKS, HIS PAPERBACK COPY FROM COLLEGE (HE'S 70 NOW!) DISAPPEARED IN RECENT YEARS. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Lise Plotkin
put simply: the character, (Gulley) genius. the writer(Cary) genius.Published 1 month ago by Alan Satz
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, simoultaneously amused, puzzled and fascinated by the wierd shenanigans of Gulley Jimson's life style; his irresponsible, at times reprehensible... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Miriam webber
You have to have the right sense of humor for this book but it is worth it. A classic that has stood the test of time.Published 12 months ago by Thalia Johnson
Gully Jimson and Leopold Bloom are my two favorite fictional characters. Carey's book is about the love of life and how one man achieves it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John M. Callaway
This is an enjoyable book to read. Joyce Cary is a very good and descriptive writer.
I am an artist so I can identify with the description of the painter.
A BRILLIANT look at a lost artist with a hellacious sense of humor... get it and you will want to share it.Published on February 19, 2013 by Martin Higgins
I read this years ago and thought it was fabulous but on rereading it lacks structure and leaves me behind. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Bella Maria Delorus