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Fielding Pierce has lived his life accord ing to a strict master plan that should guarantee him a shot at Congress be fore he turns 40. When a freespirited young woman falls in love with him, he is astounded at his unexpected luck. But then she is murdered while at tempting to aid Chilean rebels, and Pierce throws himself back into politics with manic determination. As election day approaches, it becomes increasing ly clear that his obsession with her me mory may scuttle his campaign and ruin his life. Spencer's new novel, like his bestselling Endless Love, examines the place of intense romantic commitment in the modern world. But while the ear lier novel skillfully danced around the pitfalls of sentimental cliche, this one jumps in with both feet. Waking the Dead is about as profound as a made- for-TV movie, and of similar literary merit. Edward B. St. John, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles
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"First-rate...treat yourself to the very considerable pleasure of reading 'Waking The Dead.'" -- Chicago Sun-Times
"In 'Endless Love', Spencer wrote lyrically and compelling about love at its most extreme--passion as obsession. In 'Waking The Dead', he brings the same fervor to a story about the struggle to live ethically in a corrupt world." -- New York Magazine --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Excellent novel about the love affair of a politically-destined Harvard grad Fielding, his girlfriend Sarah that is pulled towards the service of the Catholic Church, and the... Read morePublished on April 2 2002 by Jason W. Atwell
Due to many positve reviews, I started this novel with high expectations. Unfortunately it left me unsatisfied. Read morePublished on March 10 2001
i am a big fan of scott spencer, who rises above the cliches of the monotonous post sixties style of writing and brings out the lost languages in his fiction, which i thought we... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2000 by manasi sapre
Fielding Pierce makes all the true sacrifices in this beautiful story, not Sarah, the feckless girl who wants sainthood for all her calculatedly good works. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2000
I picked this book up randomly at the book store. What made me buy it was the New York Times Book Review's statement, "Occationally a scene comes across as so elegantly... Read morePublished on July 21 2000 by Kyle
I was disappointed after reading this novel in a day or two. I may have had high expectations, too high before I even began and that could've ruined it for me. Read morePublished on April 13 2000 by Lorraine Matheny
This story is about the tension between a life of carefully orchestrated public accomplishments and a concurrent and unexpected emotional breakdown. Read morePublished on April 8 2000 by Berkeley Buyer
Never the less, this is still a good book, and it is Scott Spencer doing what he does best, writing about matters of the human heart. Read morePublished on March 26 2000