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Henderson the Rain King - Saul Bellow
Henderson the Rain King
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Bellow's glorious, spirited story of an eccentric American millionaire who finds a home of sorts in deepest Africa.
Bellow's glorious, spirited story of an eccentric American millionaire who finds a home of sorts in deepest Africa.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140189421 (0140189424)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Infinite Joe
Infinite Joe rated it
4.0 Henderson the Rain King (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Henderson is a great character. An emotional bull in a china shop. Impulsive. Impetuous. Never satisfied. Wanting to please everybody, but doing a horrible job at it. However, he is aware of these things and he sets out on an African adventure to discover himself, and hopefully change. I enjo...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
Huh — so, the plot of this book, I say to myself, having chosen it at random from Peter Boxall's 1001 Books list, is a rich white guy goes to Africa to learn the meaning of life from the noble savages. Oh, I can see that this will turn out well.Saul Bellow is one of those Big Literary Dudes I've nev...
All the World's a Page
All the World's a Page rated it
Now I have already mentioned that there was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it got even stronger. It said only one thing, I want, I want! And I would ask, 'What do you want?' But this was ...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
Oh ja! Der Mann kann erzählen, aber hat er auch etwas zu sagen? Das ist die wichtige Frage bei einem Roman und diese möchte ich beim Regenkönig für mich eindeutig mit Nein beantworten. Vom Hundersten wird bis ins Tausendste herumgelabert da kommt der Autor von einer in Afrika gebrochenen Zahnbrücke,...
Pants' Books & Stuff!
Pants' Books & Stuff! rated it
In my Contemporary Novel's class, almost all the books we read dealt with Africa in some way (this was the same with my Modern Novel class, which was taught by the same prof as this class -- dude really likes Africa I guess) but this book did so in a different and refreshing way. Instead of writing ...
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