Pilgrim Tpb Paperback – Aug 28 2000
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"Pilgrim is an entertaining book, as visual as the artists depicted in it." -- -- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An extraordinary gifted storyteller." -- -- Publishers Weekly
"Beautiful writing and extraordinary invention." -- -- Chicago Tribune
"Findley is a thinking person's storyteller." -- -- Houston Chronicle
"Findley spins a fine tale...[his] powers of description are truly extraordinary. Pilgrim is an impressive creation." -- -- The Wall Street Journal
"Impressive." -- -- Denver Rocky Mountain News
"It's rare to find an author in which the moralist and the entertainer cohabit so naturally." -- -- New York Times Book Review
"Provocative." -- -- Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Soaring...[Pilgrim is] a gorgeously complex novel of ideas and a rousing good read." -- -- Ruminator Review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Timothy Findley was one of Canada’s most compelling and best loved writers, from the publication of his first novel in 1967 until his death in June 2002. His acclaimed novels include Spadework, Pilgrim, The Piano Man’s Daughter, Headhunter, Not Wanted on the Voyage, Famous Last Words and The Wars. Findley was a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award: The Wars won the 1977 award for fiction; Elizabeth Rex, a play, won the 2000 award for drama. The recipient of many accolades for his fiction, non-fiction and drama, including the Chalmers Award and the Edgar Award, Findley was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.
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Top Customer Reviews
Findley's writing, as always, is truly first rate and the book is enjoyable to read for this reason alone. While I found it difficult to identify with the character of Pilgrim (this could have been deliberate on Findley's part, I know, given the book's nature), I did enjoy the "intimate" look at Carl Jung and his long-suffering and loyal wife, Emma. How true this account of the Jung's is is not really important. This is fiction, not fact. What is important is that Findley gives us an engrossing portrait of a marriage that could stand a little work, especially on the part of Jung.
Pilgrim is a good book and one that I don't think anyone will regret reading. It is definitely not Findley's best and contains some plot holes that I think would have been better had they been filled.
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The premise, while interesting, is not enough to save this disjointed mass of vignettes. If it was an "alternate universe" fictional piece I might have been more forgiving but to... Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2007 by A. Seliotis
I always plan - carefully - which books I intend to purchase. Usually, this process takes me through dozens of reviews (which I often disregard) and, where applicable, excerpts. Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by Jennifer
To begin with, a very nice premise. But Findley just doesn't deliver. It's not that I need every question answered after all life's not like that, no reason literature should be. Read morePublished on March 28 2002 by Henry Charles
Pilgrim is the story of a man who can not die. After his latest suicide attempt, Pilgrim is brought to a sanatorium in Switzerland by his friend Sibyl Quatermaine, and comes under... Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2001 by Megami
I found Pilgrim to be a fascinating read. Part history, part psychology, part mystery, Pilgrim leads the reader on a circuitous journey. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2001 by Travel Addict
The book has its' interesting moments. A man who cannot die should be interesting. However, for us left brain people, the were just too many loose ends and unresolved issues. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2001 by Skeeter