Jane Austin without character. First the characters are very shallow and uninspired. Second the characters have no character. Read morePublished on May 12 2004 by "mcwelen"
Shirley Hazzard obviously has great literary gifts, but I nevertheless regard this novel as a failure. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004 by Leslie Ehrlich
Basically I liked TRANSIT OF VENUS. Ms Hazzard is adept at characterization, and there are many gems along the way about human psychology and relationships. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by John Green
I just finished the Transit of Venus and enjoyed it so much. As the other reviewers have noted, it does require you to pay close attention. But there is great reward in doing so. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003
The Transit of Venus is the only novel I return to again and again through the years. When Shirley Hazzard writes the line, "Although the dissolution of love creates no... Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2002 by Dan Booth Cohen
Based on these recommendations, I selected "Transit of Venus" for my book club. Result: Everyone hated it. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2000 by Ingrid T
It is hard to do justice to this masterful work. I finished it several days ago but the emotional images are still lingering. Read morePublished on July 5 2000 by Eileen Schmitt