Nov 08, 08
Read in November, 2008
I really loved this novel! I had never read anything by Ethan Canin and after hearing about this one I added it to my list. It is so well written and the story is wonderful, especially given the subject matter (politics) and the timing (our current election).
Canin is a fantastic storyteller and this story is an American classic. It's about class distinctions and power and politics and scandal and journalism and family and everything American. Wonderful.
Canin is a a great American author and I plan to add everything he's ever written to my reading list. I couldn't believe it when I read that not only is he a best selling author but he's a physician as well. Talk about the classic overachiever.
High highly recommend this novel. If you like Roth or Russo or Updike (all favorites of mine) you'll love Canin. America America will be added to my all-time favorites list.