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Norman Mailer
Birth date: January 31, 1923
Died: November 10, 2007
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K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza rated it 4 years ago
I've read many different books about the early days of the American space program, and what struck me about Of a Fire on the Moon is how personal it is.While Mailer spends a great deal of time analyzing the people and the science and the machines that made man's first steps on the moon possible, wha...
Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 6 years ago
This review was originally posted on amazon on August 23, 2004. It's been approximately 35 years (edited: it has now been 45 years) since this book was originally published. In the interim, the public has seen many men executed, some clearly worse than Gary Gilmore, including Ted Bundy and Timothy...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 6 years ago
I'll have to return to this book once I've actually read Mailer's fiction. He's a wonderful writer, but my ignorance of the bulk of his literary corpus basically had me flying blind (e.g. I don't know how he had previously "vilified the homosexual"; so I can't really judge the merit of his semi-apol...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 6 years ago
I'll have to return to this book once I've actually read Mailer's fiction. He's a wonderful writer, but my ignorance of the bulk of his literary corpus basically had me flying blind (e.g. I don't know how he had previously "vilified the homosexual"; so I can't really judge the merit of his semi-apol...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 6 years ago
Unlike anything else I've ever read in just how naturally absorbed you are by the story and its many inhabitants. Glad I trusted Dave Eggars' entreaty that it would be "the fastest 1,000 pages you will ever know."
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