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"A powerfully affecting work, abounding in humor and heartbreak."Chicago Tribune Bookworld
"A remarkable and most original novel."Alison Lurie
given, i havent finished the novel, but the reading so far has been less than satisfying. this is so poorly written and disconnected from emotion, which is a culminating aspect of... Read morePublished on Dec 1 2003
This is not my favourite fiction- but I read it, finished it, and loved most of it.
A thin yet juicy work of art, IRONWEED is considered part of great American story-telling. Read more
I have to admit that I had never heard of William Kennedy or IRONWEED when I ran across the book on the sale table at a local book store. Read morePublished on June 21 2003 by C. Ellen Connally
I was a bit underwhelmed by this book- although that might have been part of the point. As it gives us a glimpse in to the tragic lives of a few locals, it also gives us a taste... Read morePublished on April 25 2003 by Bobby Jasak
This novel is highly stimulating for the mind's eye, but lacks the impetus to draw one's heart to any of the characters. Read morePublished on April 20 2003 by Garett Schmitt
There is alote about this book that I question. I do feel that it is well writen and worth reading, but I do not feal that it is up to par with most classics. Read morePublished on June 20 2002
This is a highly evocative book of the life of a skid-row bum in 1930s America--in many ways one of the most evocative accounts of this type of experience I've read since Grapes of... Read morePublished on June 15 2002
In "Ironweed", William Kennedy gives us an honest look at Depression-era homelessness, without either trivializing the hardship or glamorizing the dangers inherent in life on the... Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2002 by Angela Belt