Judging from the lengthy screeds many readers have levelled at other Bellow books such as Henderson the Rain King and Humboldt's Gift, I surmised (even though I, in fact, read and... Read morePublished on July 26 2001 by "calico30"
Mr. Sammler is a Polish Jew who escaped death at the hands of the Nazis at the cost of sight in one eye.
He is a survivor. Read more
I'm an avid reader, but I admit to being a little lost while reading Bellow's Mr. Sammler's Planet. Overall, I liked the book. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2000 by zeni
This review is to refute some of the negative customer reviews. Anyone who is reading only for plot is reading on a very superficial level. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2000
This was my second attempt at Bellow. I started with the very short and enjoyable "Seize the Day" and jumped into this. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2000
This book is an important and fascinating study of the human will. What drives us to act? When action is taken, what determines how and why we act as we do? Mr. Read morePublished on June 21 2000 by a reader
An often hilarious, always thought-provoking, fascinating book. While it may seem to be thick reading at times, it is well worth it--an entertaining and humanist novel.Published on May 3 2000 by Edward A. Olson