Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mordecai Richler Was Here” as Want to Read:
Mordecai Richler Was Here
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mordecai Richler Was Here

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Mordecai Richler, like many of the characters he invented, was shaped by the tight, supportive Montreal neighborhood where he grew up. He in turn created an imaginary neighborhood one block over from the real one. Richler lived and breathed these streets even after he left them. He savored their sights, sounds, and smells and then described them in more than two dozen book ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published by Madison Press Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mordecai Richler Was Here, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mordecai Richler Was Here

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 107)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Ronald Kelland
Jan 17, 2016 Ronald Kelland rated it it was amazing
Really what is there to say? I have been a fan of Mordecai Richler's writing since I was introduced to it my both an intro Political Science and Intro CanLit class in my first year of college. I love his acerbic wit, I appreciate his knowledge of Canadian life and politics and it amazes me that he can write characters I can identify with, even if they come from very different experiences than myself. This collection takes bit of an odd approach to Richler's work. It reproduces excerpts of his no ...more
Jun 26, 2008 Rosana rated it really liked it
I found this book at a discount bin, and for the price decided to give it a try. I have been drawn to essays and memoirs lately. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it, although I have to say that I don’t think it is a book to be read from cover to cover. I browsed and read parts of it over the past month, and there are probably parts I never got around to reading, and pieces I reread just for the pleasure of the language. I loved his insights and recollections of growing up in the Je ...more
May 28, 2008 Kate rated it liked it
This was alright. I wish I had read some of his other books because I would probably then have a better understanding of this one. What the editor did was just take selections from al of his books and then put them in this. It was kind of annoying to read in that aspect as you'd just get connected to a character and the selection would end. It was nice that they included some photo's in the book though as some of the selections were from his non-fiction writings. If your a fan of his other stuff ...more
Mar 20, 2009 Mbiefer rated it really liked it
An interesting read, as they've taken excerpts from various different materials and arranged them in an almost historical order. It gives you, I think, a sense of how he viewed things and the significance he assigned them via retelling.
Jun 12, 2008 Bob rated it really liked it
Underrated writer (in the US). Funny stuff, sort of P. Roth meets K. Amis.
Leen marked it as to-read
May 16, 2016
Mark marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2016
Chris added it
Feb 24, 2016
Peter marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2016
John Arthur 庄阿瑟
John Arthur 庄阿瑟 marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2016
Rob Sharpe
Rob Sharpe marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2016
Danc added it
Jan 16, 2016
Majk Kamami
Majk Kamami marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2015
Graham Wain
Graham Wain marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2015
Tristan rated it really liked it
Sep 13, 2015
Elena marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2015
Cady marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2015
Dan marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2015
Mahreen Khan
Mahreen Khan marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2015
LC marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2015
Rose Gowen
Rose Gowen marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2015
William Newman
William Newman rated it it was amazing
Mar 05, 2015
Justin Green
Justin Green rated it it was amazing
Apr 23, 2016
Julie Walker
Julie Walker marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2015
Matt Notthecat
Matt Notthecat rated it really liked it
Dec 31, 2014
Laura Velotti
Laura Velotti is currently reading it
Nov 15, 2014
John Collins
John Collins rated it really liked it
Oct 12, 2014
Kathryn Stokvis
Kathryn Stokvis marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Mordecai Richler, was a Canadian author, screenwriter and essayist.

His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997); his 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1990. He was also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's stories. .

The son of a Jewish scrap yard dealer, Richler was born in 1931 and raised on St
More about Mordecai Richler...

Share This Book