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The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions Paperback – Bargain Price, May 12, 2003
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The titular black veil refers to a Hawthorne story (appended) about a New England minister Moody believes may be a relative. Moody's book is not so much about his quest to research the story of the black veil, despite the trek he makes to Maine to do just that, as it is the account of his personal relationship to that story. While die-hard Moody fans may find the book a surprising departure, those who want to know him more intimately will enjoy accompanying him on this personal and intellectual journey. --Jane Hodges --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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With "The Black Veil", Rick Moody has written a brilliantly realized memoir which I suspect will one day be remembered as well as Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes". Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by John Kwok
When one is handed a book by someone who states, "I want you to read this book to tell me what you think of it, I thought it was kind of weird--I got it for a dollar at the Dollar... Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by Arlee Bird
...and I did read the book from cover to cover. I was captivated by the interview that Moody did on NPR's Fresh Air and thought the book would offer more of the same. Read morePublished on August 23, 2004 by B. PERKINS
First off, I'm not a huge fan of Moody's italics. He writes so well that they seem unnecessary; they're the equivalent often of someone jabbing you with a pencil as you're trying... Read morePublished on May 18, 2004
I've read a few reviews of The Black Veil in the press, and they were without exception less than good, but I'm still a little startled by the level of hostility this book seems to... Read morePublished on October 23, 2002 by Matthew F Desmond
Moody is brilliant. Don't be fooled by the poor showing here or the stupid attacks in many of the reviews (incl the TNR mess). Read morePublished on August 23, 2002 by jet houssman
Page by page, sentence by sentence, this is probably the year's most sloppily written work of booklength nonfiction published by a major press.Published on August 23, 2002
This is Moody's best, most engaging book. Though it is also his most difficult and slippery. I think Moody at his finest--in The Ice Storm, the short stories "The... Read morePublished on August 15, 2002
It is a crime against nature that this book is not yet recognized as a classic American memoir. Moody will be vindicated. This is a book for the ages.Published on July 25, 2002