"Water Music does for fiction what Raiders of the Lost Ark did for film. . . . Boyle is an adept plotter, a crazed humorist, and a fierce describer." —The Boston Globe
"High comic fiction . . . Boyle is a writer of considerable talent. He pulls off his most implausible inventions with wit, a perfect sense of timing, and his considerable linguistic gifts." —The Washington Post
You'll have to put this book down several times just to bring your laughing under control.
This is the fifth book I had the pleasure of reading from this great novelist and once again I wasn't disappointed.
Well-written and entertaining, this book is packed with entertaining characters and adventurous situations.
I read this book when it came out because it was recommended to me by a (hip, I suppose) librarian.. Then, I picked it up (having become a great admirer of T.C. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dosidicus
I had forgotten about this book! As someone who loves literature on Africa,I found this book to be an excellent take on western explorers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Vegigirl
It was very well written, not particularly my taste in reading.Published 3 months ago by rita yvonne copping
I love anything that T C Boyle writes, and this is no exception. He is able to make a reader really identify with what is happening...many "aha" moments.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is probably T.C. Boyle's best book - a fictional version of Mungo Park's travels to Africa. Boyle immerses the reader into a fantastic world of Mungo Park's noble drive of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Karoly Nikolich
The amazing and raunchy humor set forth in this imaginative version of the African explorer, Mungo Parks, is so entertaining, notwithstanding the ultra descriptive subject matter,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Blue Light
T.C. Boyle is one of America's greatest authors. He has a sense of humor that is silly, ironic, shocking, subtle, and sexy too. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Patricia Kranish
Everything I expected and more. Thanks.Everything I expected and more. Thanks.Everything I expected and more. Thanks.Everything I expected and more. Thanks.Published 23 months ago by Bombay
This is the fifth book I had the pleasure of reading from this great novelist and once again I wasn't disappointed. This is T.C.Boyle at his best, irreverent, crazy, witty, funny. Read morePublished 23 months ago by marginal