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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  - David Harris - Goodreads

* not bad, but not great, December 14, 2004 * Paul Bowles spent a lot of time in Morocco and, I believe, other areas of the Middle East. A long time ago, I read a book of his short stories which were ... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Jon Ballard - Goodreads

I read this about ten years ago and it remains my favorite novel ("Let It Come Down," also by Bowles, is also in my top five). It is considered a lesser piece of writing by critics of Bowles, and ... 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  - blake - Goodreads

My immediate reaction is ambivalence. I was annoyed and disappointed that the story little resembles the description on the back (or on this site), since the synopsis itself was intriguing. The ... 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  - Amanda - Goodreads

So far, it's a little slow but I'm always intrigued by a story set in South America. Part One introduces us to one set of characters and then Part Two, another. I wonder how they'll connect and when ... 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  - Ann - Goodreads

Strange, dreamlike, almost a nightmare, but Bowles' writing keeps you entranced. I came away without affection for the characters, but respectful of Bowles' technique and the way he crafts a story. Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Stenwjohnson - Goodreads

Up Above the World, published in 1966, is the last of Paul Bowles' four novels; he continued to produce short stories and translations until his death in 1999. Bowles' novels rarely vary from a ... Read full review


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