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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  - 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  - Graham - Goodreads

Like Bowles' better work, "Up Above The World" details the minutiae of both the relationships between people and the larger interactions between people and place (especially people in the disorienting ... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

Paul Bowles is, in my opinion, one of the great short story writers and I recall enjoying "The Sheltering Sky" many years ago. Though sharing many of the qualities and elements of his short fiction ... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Ryan Blacketter - Goodreads

Paul Bowles' characters are refreshingly edgy. In our own shabby moment, when American authors are inflicted with a grim, Rotarian niceness--encouraging all to volunteer at animal shelters, recycle ... Read full review

Review: Up Above the World

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

UP ABOVE THE WORLD. (1962). Paul Bowles. ***1/2. An older couple on vacation are about ready to push on to the next stop when they meet a young man and his presumed mistress. They are invited to join ... 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  - 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  - 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  - Joshua - Goodreads

Well done, Paul Bowles. I wish I hadn't read this while traveling... Read full review


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