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Gaddis, William

(Book - 1975)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
J R
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Publisher: New York : Knopf : distributed by Random House, 1975.
Edition: -- 1st ed.
ISBN: 0394731425
0394495500
Characteristics: 725 p. ;,21 cm.

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Jul 05, 2012
  • JasonJaffery rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was an exceptional book. A challenging & rewarding reading experience, and also a lot of fun. It works on many levels: satire of capitalist culture, commentary on the relationship between commerce and art--and, most importantly, as a moving, believable story of individual lives. It might be 98% dialogue, but the dialogue is completely believable and true. A wonderful book.

Apr 12, 2011

1976 National Book Award - Fiction

Sep 08, 2010
  • stuvw27 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You may not notice it at first but this book is almost ALL dialogue! Nobody, but nobody, can write real dialogue like Gaddis! An astounding tour de force!

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