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There is not much of a plot line. It can be eye opening to see the world through the eyes of a young boy and was at times. A page turner...?...not so much.Published 1 month ago by Diana Cornacchia
well written. a good story. wonderful description of the time. I know because I grew up in that era. loviePublished 3 months ago by lovie
Although my inner-city childhood took place in the 50s rather than the 30's, I could relate to many of the background details here. Doctorow shines.Published 4 months ago by lahdogmom
What an enjoyable step back in time! World's Fair brings us back to a world of innocence as told by nine year old Edgar Altshuler. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elaine Drohan
Brilliant. Engaging. It matters little that the Fair is more of a footnote than anything else; the characters lives, so interdependent and intertwined in the world of New York in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Virginia Reader
Another great read from one of America's most prominent storytellers. I read this book when it first came out and my second read was even more enjoyable. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was beautifully written. Different family members (mostly a boy) tell about the life in 1939 and you feel like you are there. A wonderful read.Published 8 months ago by critic1x
I often thought of that popular movie about a kid and his Christmas wish while reading this book.
A grown man reviews his childhood with mostly pleasant thoughts and a... Read more
"World's Fair" is a novel that sort of creeps up on you. It has no discernable plot; it is merely snippets of moments in a young Jewish boy's life in New York City in the 1930s. Read morePublished 14 months ago by B. Wilfong