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- File size : 567 KB
- Publication date : May 20, 2008
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B001A0NP60
- Print length : 274 pages
- Publisher : Vintage; 1st edition (May 20, 2008)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #306,745 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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O'Neill writes convincingly and with microscopic clarity about the thought processes of business lawyers, the interior of the Chelsea Hotel and its quirky residents, why the Dutch bicycle but don't dance, the creation of a cricket, uh, field in Brooklyn, children and their relationships with their parents, the illogic of a driver's examination field test, the investigations of New York City detectives, and the swimming style of an Indian lifeguard, among other matters.
If his several story lines drive forward but never fully resolve, that seems intentional. No one knows the future or ever entirely comprehends the past. The omnibus of history, like that of the protagonist's marriage, moves in one direction only, and we either ride or not. This read is a very good ride.
Top reviews from other countries
"Netherland". This is a book that gently draws you in as you gaze through the windows into the respective characters' lives and leaves you fascinated at the resilience of each and every one of them. Dreams, hopes and aspirations can all come to nothing or, against the odds, are realised. Cricket is clearly more than just a game
An American novel with cricket at it's heart? Sounds strange, maybe it shouldn't work - but it does.
The only thing I can say against this book was that the blurb on the cover was misleading, almost suggesting it was a thriller rather than a literary drama.