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This is the book I wanted and it is in very acceptable condition, with one caveat--I didn't realize that what I was getting was a library discard and still had ALL the library... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gary S.
A terrific, memorable, multi-layered novel that's easy to get into discussions about.
I am a voracious reader and ex-librarian, but this is one of only three novels that... Read more
I don't know if Barth has ever been in Iraq, but he reproduces its flavor vividly in THE LAST VOYAGE OF SOMEBODY THE SAILOR, a meditation on difference and the idea of "the other. Read morePublished on June 20, 2005 by Kevin Killian
John Barth is one of America's greatest writers, a story teller on par with Twain and Steinbeck, Boyle and Bellow. Read morePublished on January 31, 2004 by Dan Witte
While heading for Sri Lanka with his girl friend, Simon William Behler, becomes stranded, not only in place, but more importantly in time. Read morePublished on September 10, 2003 by IRA Ross
I don't think I need to repeat the praise that has already been given this book by, sadly, only men. But to sum up: the tale is ingeniously well crafted. Read morePublished on January 16, 2003 by M. Craige Moore
...by a previous reviewer who was quite put off by what he/she saw as macho male fantasy elements. I think that point is not dreadfully farfetched and I made something of a mental... Read morePublished on June 8, 2001
I am maniacal about finishing books, but I couldn't bring myself to finish this one. I found it to be full of sexist male fantasies and macho expression. Read morePublished on May 26, 2001 by JET