Having read the reviews posted here, I felt pretty certain that I would enjoy Gaddis' books. His emphasis on dialogue (as opposed to description and narration) adds a pleasantly... Read morePublished on Dec 9 2002 by GLBT
Although tour-de-force writing, this book is a difficult read. Inadequate puncuation, run on sentences, lengthly full-text LEGAL BRIEFS and massive excerpts from one character's... Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2002
This is an intense book. It's funny and difficult. For those familiar with Gaddis, you'll know that it's 98% dialogue. That's plenty of dialogue. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2001 by "donkeye"
What can I say? Intense, jumbled, over-bearing - yawn. This novel is about as exciting, and readable, as the telephone directory. So Gaddes knows how to use words - big deal. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2001 by Leigh Munro
This book, like Gaddis' other masterpiece, JR, made me repeatedly laugh out loud. While Gaddis is brilliant and innovative, the really important thing is that his best novels --... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2001 by "pangloss_"
I'm baffled by the degree of praise that this book has garnered. As a practicing attorney, I appreciate the satirical aspect, and it's certainly ambitious in scale, but I think the... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2001
This novel kept me laughing out loud-- the industry built around the stuck dog, the magic mittens, the ridiculous meal scenes.... Read morePublished on May 23 2001 by L. Wagner
This book isn't for lawyers or intellectuals, anymore than "The Tempest" is for 16th century englishmen. Read morePublished on March 12 2001 by desefinado