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James R. Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English at the University of Southern California, is a widely recognized authority on Victorian literature and culture.
While I've enjoyed all of the Boyle novels I've read, this one is a real gem. Fans of T.C. Boyle know he loves to juxtapose the clash of cultures between characters from radically... Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by Donald Merriam
This novel is still T. Coraghessan Boyle's triumph! Read it and be stunned..Published on Jan. 22 2003 by J.A.B.
this book totally rocks. funny AND intellectual? you bet. it can't be beat.Published on June 25 2002
Boyle is an excellent story teller, and "Water Music" is a terrific read. The narrative flows along at quite a clip as the plot ricochets between characters. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2001
This is a difficult book to classify, because it contains at least two distinct parts, and I do not here refer to the paralleled stories of Ned Rise and Mungo Park. Read morePublished on April 10 2001 by Conrad Risher
If someone asks me whether they should read this book or not i will have two things to say to them: if you are interested in history, read this book; if you are interested in... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2001
Boyle is most definitely a writer for the present -- trendy, snide, clever, precious, and sounding as if he'd just graduated from some foul Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2001
TC Boyle challenges the reader to "hold on" through the chapters as you race along the rivers and lives of this story. I was enchanted, humored. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 1999 by jmh