The book of Daniel: a novel

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Vintage Books, Sep 1, 1991 - Fiction - 303 pages
117 Reviews
A masterpiece of social tragedy, The Book of Daniel tells of two American communists executed for treason in the 1950s, and of their son, who tries to understand their fate--and in his own way, avenge it--during the radical renaissance of the 1960s. "A nearly perfect work of art".--Joyce Carol Oates, Detroit News.

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The plot seemed so original and fresh and...tragic. - Goodreads
The writing's great, though, at times, hard to read. - Goodreads
Doctorow brings a lot of research to this novel. - Goodreads
Many layers of plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Brent Robins - Goodreads

This was not my favorite novel by EL Doctorow. The first 75% was very slow moving and boring. I thought numerous times about quitting the book, but I knew from reading many of his other books that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

The Book of Daniel esxlores two interesting times in US history--post World War II Communist witch hunt and 1960's Hippie culture. Doctorow interestingly omits references to the 1960-70's ... Read full review

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E.L. Doctorow is the author of several award-winning novels, including RAGTIME, WORLD'S FAIR, which won the National Book Award; BILLY BATHGATE, and, most recently, CITY OF GOD. In 1998 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.