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by Colm Tóibín
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: hardback, booker-shortlist, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, published-2003, lit-richer, books-about-books-and-book-shops, summer-2015, tbr-busting-2015, impac-winner Read from October 29, 2014 to August 24, 2015 Description: The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into ...
Towers of Books Come Tumbling Down!
Rating: 5.5/5 Summary: As Argentina is going through political upheaval, so is Richard. Strangled by his job and lack of love life, he takes risks and grows just like this new Argentina does. He finds himself in a new career and in a new love.Review: My initial reaction: "Brilliant, emotional, and w...
Peculiariteas rated it 7 years ago
'The Master' is extraordinary in its being a work of fiction on a historical figure/author (that author being Henry James). I had close to no background knowledge about Henry James, even though I do own his 'the Portrait of a Lady' and know he wrote using extremely lengthy sentences - perhaps much l...
To Read Is to Fly
To Read Is to Fly rated it 8 years ago
I loved this book. I thought Tóibín did a beautiful job adapting his style to one that was evocative of Henry James, although more easily readable. The novel moves with James to London, Ireland, Italy, and Rye, and effectively integrates James' memories of the past in flashbacks that come as respons...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
I know this looks really weird and everything, but apparently it's pretty great. Fictionalized bio of Henry James. Just, y'know, if I read him maybe I'll check this out too.
JulieM rated it 9 years ago
The Master is the fictionalized biography of author Henry James. James was born of a wealthy Boston family, but lived much of his life in Europe. Throughout this book, James struggles in his relationships with both family and friends. He never completely loses his aloof standoffish behavior as we...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 11 years ago
A novel about Henry James, told with much of the same sidelong observation and delicacy that HJ brought to his own works. A pleasure.
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