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If you read and enjoyed Don Quixote, with its endless digressions and ridiculous situations, you are likely to enjoy reading Tristram Shandy. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by Phutatorius
Having read a fair amount of 17th and 18th century European literature I looked forward to another good experience. Unfortunately Trisham Shandy did not live up to its reputation. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Jack L. Keller
Composed long before there were rules about what a novel is supposed to look like, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy" is a visionary piece of literature, a book... Read morePublished on April 18 2004 by A.J.
Tristram Shandy begins to tell his story literally ad ovo... his unfortunate life begins its down turn at the very moment of conception when his mother turns away his father's... Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by C. Mejía
There is so much in this novel one hardly knows where to begin, which is Sterne's hilarious problem for the first 300 pages or so. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by Wordsworth
Tristram Shandy is a self-indulgent, pretentious mess. Laurence Sterne seems more concerned with his erudition than with telling his story. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004 by mike hall
Reviewer: A reader from Asheville, NC USA
Have you ever wanted to read a book where the author decides to "rip out" one of the chapters, or leaves a blank page for... Read more
This is a wonderful book and any humanist who doesn't mind 18th-century English should read it. I feel a love and affection for Uncle Toby, and certain other characters from here,... Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2003 by Desultor
I can't believe there aren't any reviews here, yet. At any rate, this is an absolutely fantastic book -- it's more performance art than anything else, really. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003 by Katha Slater