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The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder, Russell Banks
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780812415247 (0812415248)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Pages no: 138
Edition language: English
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JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it
4.0 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Are our lives ordered by a higher being? Is there meaning to be found behind tragedy? The deaths of 5 people killed in the collapse of a bridge in Peru are explored by a monk as he seeks to answer these questions. Some beautiful writing and definitely worth reading. Basically an exploration of the ...
TheBrainintheJar rated it
3.0 Thoron Wilder - The Bridge of San Luis Rey
This is not a conclusive review. You can’t absorb a novel like The Bridge of San Luis Rey in one reading. It’s actually the shortest novels, like this and The Old Men and the Sea that require re-reading. Although it seems on the surface that huge novels like Infinite Jest or Gravity’s Rainbow show t...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Given the beauty of the language and the mere 140 pages of the story, there is no reason not to read The Bridge of San Luis Rey. I wasn't sure what to expect from Wilder, but I was impressed with the way he handled his sentences and the thoughts he put to page. There is beauty in this story, and phi...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
3.0 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
As far as school books go, I didn't hate it as much as I thought I would. As far as books I would read for pleasure goes, I probably wouldn't pick it up again. Quite frankly, I got the story and, upon some re-reading and reflection, it was decent enough and I found myself actually caring a bit about...
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3.0 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
I am having a hard time reviewing the books I've been reading lately because my reaction to so many of them has been tepid. Very, very tepid. I can say nasty things if I hated something or rave if I loved it. But what does one say to "Oh that was just okay." The Bridge of San Luis Rey is one of ...
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