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by Saul Bellow, Malcolm Hillgartner
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TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it 4 years ago
Feminists got it wrong with the whole ‘strong female character’ thing. Anyone who talked a little about fiction should know that by now. What’s more puzzling is how they got that idea in the first place. When they obsess over the strength of female characters, what are the example of male characters...
jwilley44
jwilley44 rated it 6 years ago
I will not and cannot give an insightful review of this book. I did really enjoy it, although some of it was over my head. I will however write one of my favorite passages from this book....I brought all this on myself by telling Ramona the story of my life-how I rose from humble origins to complete...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 6 years ago
Great use of the English language. It's masterfully written, but at times drags a little bit. It's really a character piece. I have a hard time knowing how to react to that part of the novel, not because I don't understand Herzog, but instead because I understand him too well. I greatly resemble...
All the World's a Page
All the World's a Page rated it 7 years ago
Dear Herzog, Dear Bellow,This book 'bout the fellowDown-trodden, seems awfully bleak.His life's done to Hell, loHis skin's turned all yellow,So what is there for him to seek?Dear Moses, Dear Saul,Where's gone your wherewithal?It would seem that you've gone quite astray.Lost two wives in all,And your...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it 7 years ago
I just couldn't get into it.
nouveau
nouveau rated it 7 years ago
read this for modern literature class at university (years ago). don't remember it very well, just remember it being about as good as a novel can be; i.e., while you're reading it, you're aware literary history is being made. however, also remember that I did not love love love it, such that i wish ...
AC
AC rated it 7 years ago
This book has warts – oh, does it have warts…! Like Moses Herzog himself, this book is marred and marked with warts…. But it is a book of genius nonetheless – and not just in parts, but in whole – in scope and in depth…. I rarely write reviews about fiction – I’m not a literary type. One of the very...
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it 9 years ago
To all the people that watched my brave struggle with this book; I dedicate this review to you.I have really mixed feelings about this one. Was it an absolute struggle to read? Did I fall asleep after a page or two many times? Was I wishing I was reading something else, something were things actuall...
jonafras
jonafras rated it 9 years ago
I first tried to read this book around 6 years ago, but couldn't finish it - and for the first three fifths or so, it is indeed a very difficult novel to read, centering mostly on the protagonist's internal dialogues and philosophical discussions. The eponymous Herzog is a middle-aged professor of l...
Bookish Quotes
Bookish Quotes rated it 10 years ago
To all the people that watched my brave struggle with this book; I dedicate this review to you.I have really mixed feelings about this one. Was it an absolute struggle to read? Did I fall asleep after a page or two many times? Was I wishing I was reading something else, something were things actuall...
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