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I expected more from this author and had to force myself to finish this book.
I've read that Styron was a serious alcoholic, which is no doubt why he could create such a vividly alcoholic character, but that doesn't make Cass any more likable.
The story itself was interesting, but it dragged on and on and on.... and on.... I skipped large chunks of the repetitive prose to get to the end.
I finished this book, but I had to force myself. Why on earth the author felt we should be interested in ploughing through the drunken rantings of a bipolar personality begs... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sceptical
I must confess, this wasn't the book I was looking for when I wandered out into the stacks at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library with my sights set on William Styron's... Read morePublished 17 months ago by R. Russell Bittner
I expected more from this author and had to force myself to finish this book. He is a prize winning author and I was disappointed.Published 18 months ago by dorothy elizabeth
No doubt about it-- Styron can write! His control of his narrative is phenomenal--seamless switches from first to third person narrative, first-person narratives embedded in... Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by A reader
I am still waiting to receive the book. The seller insists that I received it but has not re-sent it or refunded my money.Published on August 9, 2009 by Mary Beth Ansley
I read this book when I was an undergraduate at Columbia College in the mid 1980's. I remember being absolutely captivated by the glamor of it all. Read morePublished on March 21, 2008 by Lily Bart
This book is long dance, tortured, and brilliant. Descriptions of Italy, specifically Sambuco, make you feel is if you are there They sweep and enfold you into Italy's "warm and... Read morePublished on January 6, 2007 by Reader in Virginia
I see all the people here like this book, but I don't get why. The first half is unpleasant though intriguing. Read morePublished on October 16, 2004 by Charles D. Herold
In a small Italian village, shortly after World War II, three Americans converge. One is a Southern lawyer, the other is a rough-edged artist with a strong penchant for alcohol and... Read morePublished on December 17, 2003 by HORAK