We have all read books that we didn't ever want to finish because they are so good.
Especially the impossibility for gays to build up their own gay lifestyle, as he knows if from his education and his North-American friends, worries him constantly.
Notwithstanding that, this book is very well written and held my interest from beginning to end.
One of the fullest, richest and well thought out novels I have ever read. Like a Seurat painting, Toibin weaves together a hundred little stories to paint one giant masterpiece. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Stuart Smith
Rather flat story and a pretty dry leading character. I found it tough to care for him or almost any other person who appears in this novel. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TeeJay
Well written but main characters were not terribly interesting. Not a grabber, and disappointing given the author's reviews.Published 7 months ago by Herb Walcoe
THIS IS NOT a romantic novel by all means. Its main character is a frustrated slut looking for a stable relationship? Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. Delvalle
A touching and beautifully written story of love, joy, pain and intimacy set in Buenos Aires amid the tumult of Argentina's dark time.Published 9 months ago by Dennis Stradford
Oddly, I think most of the reviews for this book--pro and con--are pretty accurate. The account of an Argentine man living through the years of the dictatorship,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Blue in Washington
By mere accident I started to read this book by Toibin. As the old saying goes..."I couldn't put it down"
While I had nothing in common with the subject, by the time... Read more
Our group thought this was a very extraordinary novel, brilliantly written with a translucent style of writing. It has a dispassionate quality, a bit like Primo Levi. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mr. D. P. Jay
It's amazing how many details of how people felt in those years in Argentina together with political the circumstances Mr Toibín applied in his book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer