The book of Daniel

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Bantam Books, 1983 - Fiction - 319 pages
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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
Many layers of plot. - Goodreads

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A terrific novel about leftist American politics in the middle of the twentieth century: the Communist Party, the rise of atomic warfare and the cold war, and Vietnam. It is also a skillfully drawn portrait of a Jewish-American family starting with the immigrant grandmother. Read full review

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User Review  - Mayyah - Goodreads

There were parts that were golden, passages that made me hurt from how much truth rang from it, but then there would be highly unnecessary awfulness. Daniel's an awful person, we get it, it just comes across as the author enjoying sick and twisted fantasy perversion. 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.

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