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First, you will not end up dragging yourself through this book, the reverse will happen.
Theodore Dreiser has been called one of the worst great writers in the history of literature, and that claim is justified.
That is what the author does with this story: he makes you feel for nearly every character in the narrative.
This was a re-read for book club. While I had suggested it as a selection for our annual "classic" novel because I remembered it fondly. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by linda l treadwell
I read this book when I was a sophomore in high school and decided to read it again (40+ years later). Read morePublished 11 days ago by Vickie H.
I'm from Cortland County, where the story evolved. The sister of the drowned girl was my mother's friend, a Mrs. Johnson later from DeRuyter NY. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Betty B. Rutishauser
Well written and a great storyline that still holds true today. EnjoyPublished 1 month ago by jonathan Smith
Sad story but a good read. Now I will read the story the author used to create his ideas. The one about Chester Gillette.Published 1 month ago by Christine Williams
Not for everyone, for sure, but an engaging read for me, even at 930 pages. The writing style is nothing - little style, nothing clever, even clunky at times. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Lindt
This is a classic novel that is intriguing as well as captivating and should not be missed. Theodore Dreiser is a wonderful author; too bad he didn't write more.Published 3 months ago by Donna
I hate this book. I wrote mt 10th grade term paper on this book in 1992. It still gives me nightmares its boring dull and drawn out.Published 3 months ago by sara b bugay
One of the best books I have read in a long time. The movie wasn't that good, but the novel was epic.Published 4 months ago by Jo-Anna Gambino