Memoir from Antproof Case
Publish date: May 1st 1996
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
I consider myself a Mark Helprin fan (Winter's Tale was my favourite book for about a decade), so I was surprised to find myself struggling to love this book. I think this book lacked the transcendence of Winter's Tale, and without that it was too heavy to take flight.Helprin's prose is still enchan...
Wow, what an amazing book. It started out as one thing, and turned into something else completely. More of a review coming by the weekend.
(re-read)This book cracks me right up:"I will make no metaphors to describe the pain in my head, because the brain, which makes metaphors, should not be forced to be clever at its own expense. My ribs ached like a kingdom that has lost a war, and my stomach swelled with the nausea of all the seas, b...