Whitaker's review of A Suitable Boy
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Oct 28, 2011 02:34am
I just don't know why I haven't read this. I love
The Golden Gate
and have read it at least five times... I can't explain it!
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Oct 28, 2011 03:36am
Manny wrote: "I just don't know why I haven't read this. I love The Golden Gate and have read it at least five times... I can't explain it!"
Maybe because one of them is a poem and therefore succinct and the other is a novel that doesn't stop. Sort of an American supersized get a free upgrade to an extra large fries too.
The amazing thing is not that you haven't read this novel, but that people who read his other stuff largely haven't read The Golden Gate. My understanding is that short books don't go down well in America, the obesity thing extending to reading. Is that true? Somebody who should have known told me....
Oct 28, 2011 04:56am
I have this in three volumes. I need to read the last one.
Oct 29, 2011 08:19pm
I love this book. I remember taking it to the office, intending to read it during lunch break or between meetings --- it ended up gobbling up a lot of the time that I was supposed to use for working. My time sheet was a mess during the time that I was reading it. It's that addictive.
I also love War and Peace, so maybe I'm a literary chubby chaser. I don't mind supersized books as long as they are as good as those two.
Oct 30, 2011 04:46am
Thanks guys. It IS a really good book isn't it?
Chris, you really need to read the last volume. But if it's been a while since you read the first two, will you remember the various characters?
Oct 30, 2011 12:38pm
Welcome back. We all missed you.
Oct 30, 2011 08:21pm
Ian wrote: "Welcome back. We all missed you."
Awwww. It's nice to be missed. And nice to be back too. :-)
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