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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

I felt mixed about Moby Dick and Billy Budd, but there were aspects of the writing I admire, and I also read Benito Cereno today and was impressed. So if I'm not a Melville fan, neither am I a ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - GaryPatella - LibraryThing

I thought this was a great work by Melville. Although the title character is on a boat for practically the entire novel, I think that Melville really stepped out of his seafaring comfort zone in this ... Read full review

Review: The Confidence-Man

User Review  - Adam Oster - Goodreads

I'm giving this book 2 stars simply because I'm fairly certain that if I read it all the way to the end, I would have been able to determine that this was a brilliant piece of prose. However...I made ... Read full review

Review: The Confidence-Man

User Review  - Al Yo - Goodreads

This book emphasized my self loathing; were it not for the footnotes in the Norton Edition the allegory would have flew over my head, without them perhaps the narrative would have been more engaging ... Read full review

Review: The Confidence-Man

User Review  - Sandi - Goodreads

Melville's confidence-man wears masks designed to reveal the hypocrisies of others. It reads like a series of vignettes, as this con-man drifts from person to person, dressed as a cripple, a stock ... Read full review

Review: The Confidence-Man

User Review  - Ry Pickard - Goodreads

i was expecting this to be a story about con men, but it really amounted to a group of nameless people talking about the concept of trust for a few hundred pages, which was exactly as interesting as ... Read full review

Review: The Confidence-Man

User Review  - Mark Stephenson - Goodreads

Here is a 1966 paper which I don't think is available online relevant to "a Green Prophet from Utah" (Confidence Man Chapter 2) MELVILLE'S ALMA AND THE BOOK OF MORMON ROBERT A. REES In letters to ... Read full review

Review: The Confidence-Man

User Review  - Mat - Goodreads

Melville's final work, The Confidence Man, is perhaps also his overlooked masterpiece. I read Moby Dick many years ago and thought it was okay (it's a very 'gothic' novel) and I'm half way through ... Read full review

Review: The Confidence-Man

User Review  - matt - Goodreads

Combustible, brilliant, dialectical, like a Marx brothers film in the mid American 19th Century. Literally filled with ramshackle, charming, sleazy, opportunistic, phantasmal, eccentric, grotesque ... Read full review

Review: The Confidence-Man

User Review  - Alex Morfesis - Goodreads

"Where the wolves are killed off, the foxes increase." I had no inclination what a timely book this would be now that our democracy is beset by real confidence-men. This was an especially challenging ... Read full review


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