This is a monumental work, a great American novel.
The writing is crisp, with a peculiar but interesting attention to detail that includes vivid visuals as well as cataloging the smells of the time.
It also is difficult leaving the narrative of one character, and getting back to another whose story was interrupted much earlier in the book.
A re-reading of a much loved book (trilogy). I bought this copy because I had given my son my original three volume set. Not long after, I decided I had to re-read it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Arthur Slatkin
Great book, but it was a Christmas present for my boyfriend....who dumped me on New Years day.
I'm not saying this has anything to do with the book, but you know, just... Read more
All I have to say is - wow. Bend your mind to Dos Passos after you've spent too much time reading Hemingway and Bukowski. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cliff Vegas
Frantic and tedious, didactic and oversimplified, and always faintly artificial, like the characters are not real people, but instead a creaky bunch of marionettes held by a very... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lily Bart
This friend had no access to the Internet, I do believe he was suitably impressed by the purchase, I actually haven't followed him upPublished 11 months ago by Greg Louttit
My copy arrived on time and carefully packed. The surprise was that it is a special edition with a rigid case that the book is stored in and while it was sold as used, it was... Read morePublished 12 months ago by a reader
1 of greatest novels of 20th century, highly recommended, I of most overlooked authors unique writing style.W ay to go John.Published 15 months ago by hank gagnon
This is such an important trilogy. The writing is seamless and draws you in....before you realize it, you are part of the tableaux itself. The one thing missing? Read morePublished 19 months ago by Richard Hubbell