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The Red White and Blue

3.3  ·  Rating details ·  46 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 498 pages
Published July 1st 1988 by St Martin's Press (first published January 1st 1987)
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Leslie
Aug 02, 2009 rated it it was ok
This book is a non-linear and baffling caper through 3 decades of American history (late 1950's through early 1980's). I am not sure exactly what the point was, or if any of it was intended to be allegorical. If so, then it's about the tensions of evolution of an upwardly mobile society full of discrimination, and how the defenders of the disadvantaged and the existing power struggle interrelate. Often the writing seems to have been performed simply for its own sake, and there are lots of intere ...more
Peter
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've long been a fan of Joan Didion's essays, so I thought I'd give her husband a shot. For those of you who like well-written fiction by a guy with an absolutely first-class sense of humor, check this out.
Radhika
Nov 06, 2011 rated it did not like it
If there is a point to this book the author is taking forever to get to it. I am about 2/3rds through and have been itching to just toss it aside. am trying to finish it just for the sake of completing it... no idea if I can stick with it though
Paul Hansbury
Aug 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Not my cup of tea. It's easier to say I "read" it than to delete it here.
Anna Ligtenberg
May 16, 2012 rated it liked it
ISBN 0312909659 - There's a Kennedy-esque-ness to this book in some ways, but it's much more a Kennedy-wanna-be. Dunne can't seem to fit all the Kennedy into one family, so spreads it out over two connected clans.

Jack Broderick, the narrator, is the son of Hugh, a self-made billionaire who only becomes free to pursue his goals when his wife dies. He has high hopes for his three children - and even before the book begins, the sons have pretty much failed him. Only the daughter comes close, by mar
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John Gregory Dunne was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic.

He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was a younger brother of author Dominick Dunne. He suffered from a severe stutter and took up writing to express himself. Eventually he learned to speak normally by observing others. He graduated from Princeton University in 1954 and worked as a journalist for Time magazine. He m
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