I read it twice... awesome piece and story.
Note to those who know Argentinian political history: When the main character (Richard Garay) explains the transition from... Read more
Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s was a time of change and growth. Richard Garay lives with his ailing mother in Buenos Aires, where he cruises for sex with other men and works at a... Read morePublished on March 31 2002 by "blissengine"
i will confess to be surprised by how good this book was. i did not know much of colm toiban and less of what this book might be about. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2000 by "buggerer"
Colm Toibin's beautifully crafted story takes us to Argentina as it was in the recent past and conveys us to where the country might be going. Read morePublished on March 20 2000 by Erick Myers
All creeds, sexualities, nationalities, and gender are immaterial for understanding this sublime piece of fiction. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 1999
Toibin's prose is, technically speaking, above reproach, however, the total effect is bloodless and dispassionate. Read morePublished on April 27 1999
Toibin's treatment of some key social, political and sexual issues are beautifully intertwined in this mesmeric novel. Read morePublished on April 20 1999 by Marc Prema-Ratner, firstname.lastname@example.org