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Falconer - John Cheever
Falconer
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Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him back into childhood. Only John Cheever could deliver these grand themes with the irony, unforced eloquence, and... show more
Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him back into childhood. Only John Cheever could deliver these grand themes with the irony, unforced eloquence, and exhilarating humor that make Falconer such a triumphant work of the moral imagination.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679737865 (0679737863)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Infinite Joe
Infinite Joe rated it
3.0 Falconer
This was on Time's Top 100 List? I'm not sure I see why. It's not that the book wasn't good, it just wasn't great. Farragut seemed to be a drug addicted hollowed out soul going through the motions of surviving in prison, and nothing more, which was probably the point, but I felt both a lack of ch...
Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it
3.0
"The wall above the urinal was white tiling with a very limited power of reflection. You could make out the height and the complexion of the men on your left and your right and that was about all...There was some rightness in having the images of the lovers around them opaque. They were universal, t...
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