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This book is actually amazing. Read it, read it a thousand times, and then go somewhere and cry. And then read it again.

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This novel in verse came highly reccommended to me. At first I was apprehensive about reading it (I have never considered myself to appreciate poetry) and found it hard to get through. I picked it up for a second time after reading 2 of Seth's other novels (An Equal Music and then A Suitable Boy, which are now two of my favorite books) and this time found it hard to resist. The verse was charming and really enhanced the story. It made the novel fun to read and the characters and plot exciting.
Seth is now my favorite author and I'm always trying to get people to give his novels a chance. I feel that Seth is an underdiscovered author and nothing would make me happier than sharing the discovery of his amazing talent with others.
 

Review: The Golden Gate

User Review  - Alexandra - Goodreads

Slow getting started and kinda hard to get through. A leisurely paced love story where the verse is meant to be part of the appeal. Read full review

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User Review  - Dana Johnson - Goodreads

This is my all-time favorite book. Seth is a beautiful, clever writer. The story line seems simple but is filled with rich relationships. I have read it multiple times. True love. Read full review

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User Review  - Niya B - Goodreads

Seth takes on a significant task, inspired by Onegin, he weaves a multi-character tale of yuppie love & loss, clouded with the subtle fear of an icy nuclear end. While occasionally trying, the text ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachael Murphy - Goodreads

The Golden Gate is certainly a great novel but I struggled with it. I enjoy verse but it does make it much more difficult to engage with the story. The characters I found interesting and it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sushil Saini - Goodreads

Such joy in this novel in verse! So much of Seth's wonderful skill comes through in the wordplay and humour. I came to this book after buying Beastly Tales for my young son, which was a delight to read aloud. I want more Mr. Seth! Read full review

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User Review  - Jim M - Goodreads

Written in complete verse by the bestselling author, this story is about SoCal yuppies. Read full review

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User Review  - Janey - Goodreads

A novel, in sonnet-form, but sonnets stretched, split and dancing... the story is set in the yuppiedom that was silicon valley in the 1980s and concerns the hedonistic pleasures of a group of twenty-somethings as they grow up... Read full review

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User Review  - Sukhada - Goodreads

The Golden Gate - a novel in verse By one of my favorite poets, Vikram Seth Very few writers possess his unique charm Instilling a sense of feeling Lingering amongst his words This book is a rare ... Read full review

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