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The blurb made it sound good, but I couldn't even make it thru chapter 2. The characters and scenes change constantly without any continuity. Read morePublished 2 months ago by atileston2
I first read this book in 2008 and was captivated by it. It was weird at first -- I wasn't used to the various narrators and jumping from story to story but I'm glad I stuck with... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Taylor Tracy
Do you recall that famous Nietzsche chestnut - "And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you"? Read morePublished 15 months ago by Pop Bop
I don't know how anyone can recommend this book. It was trashy with no redeeming qualities. I am amazed at how some books get to be "best sellers".Published on December 14, 2013 by LINDA CLAYTON
I came across this book after reading a review Charles Bock wrote that served as a retrospective of the emergence of cartoons designed for an adult audience. Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by Andito Toquito
I will say this about Bock's novel: I agonized over what rating I should pick, vacillating back and forth between giving it 3 stars and giving it 4. Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Jesse Rose
In Beautiful Children, Charles Bock imagines a Vegas whose debauchery forces young people to lose their childhood, and innocence, much too soon. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Lee Matthew Goldberg
I almost stopped reading the book after the first chapter but kept wanting it to get better so continued reading. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Philly
Twenty years ago when I flew into Las Vegas for the first time the flood of neon into the cockpit filled my mind with plastic fantasy. Read morePublished on October 29, 2012 by John Van Wagner