Kennedy, in his NY Times article on "writers on writing," says that to write a novel about Albany politics he had to understand the movers and shakers, and not focus... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2003 by J. A. Gertzman
Roscoe Conway is a semi-honest lawyer-politician in 1940s Albany. He wants to get out of the whole political realm, but they keep pulling him back. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2003 by Elizabeth Hendry
Having read the original "Albany Trilogy," I knew what to expect from William Kennedy. "Ironweed" was by far the best. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2002 by Richard A. Mitchell
Yes to all the words of praise for Roscoe. I went on a reading binge of these seven novels over a six week period. What a saga. Read morePublished on May 16 2002 by "seniorreader"
If you have already gotten hooked on Kennedy's world of Irish/Italian/Jewish organized crime/politics in the Prohibition era of Albany, you will enjoy this. Read morePublished on April 14 2002 by Senor Zorro
Of all the reviews I've ever written for amazon, this has to be one of the most difficult. I completed the latest novel in William Kennedy's Albany cycle two weeks ago and I'm... Read morePublished on April 10 2002 by Jeffrey Ellis
Yes, Roscoe Conway is a classic William Kennedy character, right up there with Legs Diamond and Francis Phelan. Read morePublished on April 2 2002
Roscoe's a man without a life of his own. He's the well educated prominent son of a three time Albany mayor but always in the background, second fiddle to Patsy and Elisha but... Read morePublished on March 6 2002 by "curtcow"