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Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Dawn M - Goodreads

What is this book even about? The main plot-line is so muddled by the ramblings of the protagonist, Corky Corcoran (such a narcistic, sex-driven a-hole), that it was hard for me to follow. The reader ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

I read this book in college, which by now means about 10 years ago. I don't remember anything about the plot, other than that it takes place over a long holiday weekend and involves a hot shot ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Alexandria Guasco - Goodreads

This book was okay, it wasn't great, but the end made it not so horrible. I had a hard time getting through it considering how much I hated the narrator, Corky. He's a typical dog of a man and Oates ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Jim Craig - Goodreads

Impressive how a female author so convincingly thinks herself into the mind of a macho male! Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

So I have this way of reading where I read for awhile normally then I start to flip around the book especially if I am hoping it gets better. It didn't. Not going to bother finishing. Stopping on 207 ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Sheryl - Goodreads

One of Oates best contemporary novels. A powerful snapshot of a man's life in an aging city in upstate NY in the 1990's. Brutal... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Alexis - Goodreads

Though I didn't love this book, I was so impressed by the character development. If I meant the main character, he's the kind of guy I'd hate. But being privy to his intentions, one can't help but sympathize and even like him. Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Loripdx - Goodreads

I renewed this book at the library the maximum number of times permitted--and then once more!--and still no dice. I just could not get interested enough in the story to bother finishing it. It doesn't ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Laura Reed - Goodreads

oh,oates always starts out well for me but she always drops me down intto such a deep well-why do i do this to myself? well written but as usual,unbearably dark and full of sorrow. Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Martha - Goodreads

High intensity novel taking place over a Memorial Day weekend. Main character is a high-power real estate broker whose life is circling the drain. Oates is amazing for the sheer number of her books, and that they are consistently of high quality is all the more amazing. Read full review


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