Will never forget this book for its excruitating dullness. And the movie was worse!
Tedious, boring, ridiculously poorly written, characters non-entities. Read more
Rick Moody, stagename Rick Flair, is a great writer.
He begins the book very interestingly taking each chapter to go far in depth with each character and carefully... Read more
This is a very good novel. It is not a nostalgia run as described in the cover blurb. It is more satisfying than that. Numbers of threads run through the story. Read morePublished 22 months ago by "Belgo Geordie"
As novels of poor-little-rich-kid ennui go, this is well-written and fairly engaging, but it reads as though Rick Moody drew from a myth of the 1970s rather than any reality of the... Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by jonathan briggs
Slow start, yet as it goes on it gets better. For the first ˝ of the book I was thinking 2 stars, but as I said it got better. It's not the type of book I normally read. Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by Gary
Once upon a simpler time, when I was younger and more impressionable, I was intensely fond of Ang Lee's film version of this novel. Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by Dai-keag-ity
Rick Moody's novel is a great read about the American family in tatters. The opening chapter -- with its poetic list of life in the '70's -- is some of the best contemporary... Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Nina
Other than the long winded parts covering the kid's fantasy world through comic books, this is a satisfying book that left me thinking about my own family. Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by Kevin M. Crawford
"Be careful what you wish for. You might get it".
Wise words that came to acquire a new meaning as the baby-boomers' children were entering the 70's. Read more