Publish date: February 24th 2009
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
I finished reading 'American Rust' just before the talking heads starting talking about the 'rust belt' and talking and talking and talking.There are places in America that have been forgotten, thousands of towns that have lost the industry that was once at their heart - mills and factories went dar...
Gritty look at the people left behind when the steel mills closed in Western Pennsylvania. I liked how the story is broken up into the main characters with each telling their story or their version. Each is flawed but each has a streak of honor in them I particularly looked forward to Harris' and Gr...
I was struggling with rating this book - as it reminds me of John Steinbeck's work.The writing was confusing at first, but I learned to appreciate the way Meyer writes.3.5 stars rounded down.
Immer wenn ich in den Kritiken oder am Cover vom grossen amerikanischen Roman lese, bin ich sofort auf der Hut, denn meistens bedeutet dies ewig episch breites Herumgefasel sprachlich gut präsentiert und eine mittelmässige total langweilige amerikanische Mittelschicht mit aufgebauschten Durchschnitt...
American Rust is one of the most disappointing books I’ve read this year. I carried it around many a bookshop, changing my mind about buying it at the last minute, keeping it in the back of mind as something I’d save up. I’ve read glowing reviews of the ‘Meyer is the new Steinbeck’ type (though any ...
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