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Humboldt's Gift (Audio) - Community Reviews back

by Saul Bellow
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 2 years ago
What a shallow author. He longs for a world that never was and is a wanna be for the ways things aren't. The story is decent enough but the author really wrote the book to muse philosophically on the nature of life and to offer philosophical insights on the nature of mortality and offer a refutati...
Nitya
Nitya rated it 10 years ago
Well, it's definitely not a quick read. The humor is wry and sometimes, I give a little start, then realize something funny just went by and I go back and read it again. So, it's slow progress. OK, am done with the book now. I did like it - the central theme, the characters. I liked how Humboldt alw...
AC
AC rated it 11 years ago
There is not much need for me to review this book, as it is well known, and as I already wrote substantial reviews of Herzog and Sammler's. As a young man, when I read this, I adored it (5-stars); this time, I saw also its flaws (4-stars).All the threads of Herzog, Seize the Day, and Sammler come to...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it 14 years ago
A very well written novel.***un roman foarte bine scris, probabil cel mai bine scris roman pe care l-am citit in 2005, in ciuda subiectului extrem de americanesc.
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