- Publisher: Random House; First Edition edition (June 1965)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394433785
- ISBN-13: 978-0394433783
- Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,714,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Lockwood Concern Hardcover – June, 1965
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Second Printing. Shelf wear. Tiny tear, creasing to DJ. Dated inscription to friend. Forward lean to front board. Price shown on DJ sleeve.
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Top customer reviews
Within the context of language, phrasing, pace, and general observations on humanity and society at a certain time and place in America, the Lockwood Concern is a feast that somehow delights all of the reader's senses.
I especially loved how Mr. O'Hara depicted the temporary juxtaposition of an old order and a new, such as between the agrarian v. urban and Pennsylvania Dutch v. English.
I rate the book a four instead of a five because Mr. O'Hara's characterizations, while seemingly deep and intriguing in the beginning of the book, simply repeat with small variation each generation, which dulled my interest.
Labyrinth, Minotaur and string carrier.
Someone has left string in your lonesome.. others come
to pluck it innocently. The firmament is the wall between
you and eternity.
The labyrinth has walls also....
But the walls are orthogonal to your pace... some say, and
you walk alone also.
But then, together in your endeavor, the banter is
light and chatty, concerted union... somehow egress is
achieved and you go to the parking lot of your compound.
The string is in you you know.
When you leave the island compound, and you're alone.