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Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

This book reminds me of a Alfred Hitchcock episode. It is is slow in building almost to the mundane but then has the sinister ending. Paul Bowles is a great writer which can make you want to read even the mundane. Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

a lost piece of 20th century greatness. taut, subtle, tense, layered. I can't decide what is a greater loss: writing like this, or reader's who enjoy writing like this. I highly recommend it and I ... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Sorin HadÔrcă - Goodreads

Crime novel with a existentialist twist. Too many loose ends for it to make some good sense. Yet, the tone is right. Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

Well done, Paul Bowles. I wish I hadn't read this while traveling... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

I am alwyas taken in by Bowles' understated, nuanced style and his ability to subty yet realistically portray that so often overdone feeling of terror. However, in holding Up Above the World against ... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

I found this book like most Paul Bowles disturbing and compuslive to read. It chronicles how a perfectly ordinary couple, by mischance, get caught up in a murder whilst travelling in South America and ... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - JosÚ-antonio Orosco - Goodreads

Bowles's "The Sheltering Sky" is one of my favorites and this takes up a similar motif--an American couple traveling in an exotic locale and meeting with disaster--but without the existential reflection and sense of inner conflict and doubt that you find in his first novel. Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Nathan Oates - Goodreads

As with all of Bowles, this book is dark and deeply troubling. Again, as in all his books, I loved the vivid settings (this time an unnamed country in Central America) and the masterful control of ... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - James - Goodreads

There's one marvelous fever dream scene that has to be read to be believed but otherwise Bowles lost me on this one. Read full review


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