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Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Cindy - Goodreads

I just finished this book. I haven't read Oates in a long time and forgot how dark she gets. Her writing is so magnificent (of coarse) that I got sucked in and went the whole way down with Corky. I ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Brian Dahlvig - Goodreads

How can a 600-page book with one main character over four days be SUCH a freaking page turner?? Damn! Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Dawn M - Goodreads

What is this book even about? The main plot-line is so muddled by the ramblings of the protagonist, Corky Corcoran (such a narcistic, sex-driven a-hole), that it was hard for me to follow. The reader ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

Mesmerizing and totally absorbing, unlike anything I've read before, and kind of horrible all at the same time. The reader is in the head of an alcoholic, self absorbed, hustling, horny, insecure ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

I read this book in college, which by now means about 10 years ago. I don't remember anything about the plot, other than that it takes place over a long holiday weekend and involves a hot shot ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Alexandria Guasco - Goodreads

This book was okay, it wasn't great, but the end made it not so horrible. I had a hard time getting through it considering how much I hated the narrator, Corky. He's a typical dog of a man and Oates ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Clifford - Goodreads

Fantastic...this story has been placed with my all favorites. Joyce has created a character (Corky) that I relate too. A huge book that the story takes place in four days over a Memorial Holiday weekend. Is he not an alcoholic? Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

This is a wild, nutty book, one I started apprehensively—it's so long, and Oates is often so dark—and devoured. The protagonist, Corky, a real estate developer and a big man about his Buffalo-ish ... Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Jim Craig - Goodreads

Impressive how a female author so convincingly thinks herself into the mind of a macho male! Read full review

Review: What I Lived For

User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

So I have this way of reading where I read for awhile normally then I start to flip around the book especially if I am hoping it gets better. It didn't. Not going to bother finishing. Stopping on 207 ... Read full review


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