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Page after boring page of the boring ruminations going on in the protagonist's mind. After about one quarter way through I was skipping/skimming 5-10 pages at a time without... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joel
A sublimely moving work about an older man, alone and yet gratefully trying to live out his last days in dignity and with respect for others. Read morePublished 12 months ago by LSteel
Miss Brookner has a very good hand at writing; it is clear from each paragraph that she can apply language in very detailed and orderly ways. Read morePublished 16 months ago by K.N.R.
Much too dark for my liking. I kept wondering why the author actually took the time and effort to write this rather plodding book. Vocabulary was amazing. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Judie Gorra
If you read the blurb for the novel, it is right on target about William James. An excellent book about how our lives are influenced by others.Published on June 23, 2013 by mary graham
Poor old Herz seemed to slog through his life in this Brookner novel. Often Brookner's characters are lonely, sad, depressed, etc. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by J. Cox
I haven't loved them all, though Hotel du Lac was a wonderful and moody exploration for me. However, herein lies no there.Published on March 31, 2013 by Sharon Frost
This is one of the best Brookner novels I have read. Once again there is a lonely protagonist trying to make the best of a very limited life. Read morePublished on June 2, 2010 by Shalom Freedman
All the stars I give this book are based on the excellent writing, not the riveting plot. There is no plot. Maybe it's the mood I'm in these days. Read morePublished on January 26, 2007 by Nina