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“A novel of blazing imaginative and intellectual force.”—Salman Rushdie
“To describe this novel as spine-tingling in its indescribable poetic effect would be to trivialize its profoundly tragic theme. Say then that it is heart-stunning.”—The New York Times
“Astonishing . . . elegantly experimental yet quite warm . . . A forthright sensuality mixed with a fine historical feeling for the nightmare moments in modern history, a dreamlike fluidity and quickness.”—John Updike, The New Yorker
“A dazzler that lingers in the mind.”—People --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
D. M. Thomas is the author of the novel The White Hotel. He has translated works by Akhmatova and Pushkin. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Whne I was first asked to read this book, I loathed the task of it. But from the moment you begin to read it, Tjomas sucks you in with the incrediby imagery he presents. Read morePublished on May 15 2002 by E. R. Butler
I had a warning before reading this book, it was that nothing would ever seem the same and my awareness of my own femimine sexuality would escalate. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2000
As an astute reader will notice, opinions vary greatly about this book
from those who feel it's the greatest 20th century novel to those... Read more
D.M. Thomas' term for the blend of the real and the imagined in The White Hotel is "myth," by which he means "a poetic, dramatic expression of hidden truth. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2000
I could throw around superlatives and they would not have much impact. Too many reviews are written about mediocre books that one would think them, from the reviewers reaction,... Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2000 by Bruce Kendall
This is the kind of book you need to read twice, at least. The second time I read it was when I realized that the long, surrealistic dream-poem in the first part was actually a... Read morePublished on March 2 2000
I read this book when I was a teenager and has stuck in my mind since. It is very profound and in reading it again, now that I understand it a little better, warrants a space on... Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2000
I found The White Hotel to be a stunning, amazing piece of work. Never in my life have I read a book with such depth and fascinating complexity. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 1999 by Tarums