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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

Fiction in the grand old tragic style. People with dreams, self-aware and aware of the compromises they "must" make, real dialogue, straighforward narrative...I loved this book! You can see where ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaylaraeintheway - LibraryThing

This book was infuriating, in the best possible way. Richard Yates wrote characters who are so self-absorbed and realistic that I wanted to reach onto the pages and give them all a smack. It truly is ... Read full review

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User Review  - browner56 - LibraryThing

I suspect that a lot of us, when we were still at an age when anything and everything seemed possible, had big dreams of what we would do with our lives. We may have even gone so far as to construct ... Read full review

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User Review  - ScribbleKey - LibraryThing

I fell in love with this book from the first page (second paragraph, I believe). The author has a gift of describing people's thoughts, and adding little disjointed bits of dialogue here and there ... Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

I haven't read the stories at the end yet, but the two novels kick ass. Specifically white, middle class, suburban ass. And they kick it until it bleeds and hurts and comes back for more. As I will. Read full review

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User Review  - lisapeet - LibraryThing

Wow, just terrific writing. Really subtle, bleak, sometimes bleakly funny -- he nails a million little things about the human condition and tells it beautifully. Read full review

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User Review  - JuliaBoechat - LibraryThing

"If my work has a theme, I suspect it is a simple one: that most human beings are inescapably alone, and therein lies their tragedy." Richard Yates Read full review

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User Review  - motorbike - LibraryThing

This book has the feeling of "greatness" from the start. I was amazed I had not heard of this book earlier - it arrived home via my wife's friend. I could feel the attachment to the characters and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - EricFitz08 - LibraryThing

Wonderfully written book. A haunting picture of a marriage falling apart. Read full review

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User Review  - BooktotheFuture - LibraryThing

Stunning. I feel like a martini. Or six. Review coming...err, soonish. Read full review


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