In Sunlight and in Shadow
Publish date: October 1st 2013
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
Rapturous epic of the city, as magical as Helprin's great Winter's Tale even if it is not a fantasy. It is as immersive as anything ever conjured up from fairyland. 1946 New York City is the equal to Lud-in-the-Mist, Narnia, Middle Earth, Wonderland and Looking-Glass World, Gormenghast. Veteran Harr...
This is not the best Helprin novel that I have read. Supposedly a love story between Catherine Hale and Harry, the novel becomes lost in added details that really detach from the plot. The basic plot is Catherine and Harry struggles to be together, and the obstacles are not necessary the ones you th...
On one hand, the words were beautifully written and reading it was like enjoying a lovely spring day. On the other hand, it was slow and the characters were just too perfect. I think that a book like this should move me or drive me towards some insightful self reflection, but I am just glad I got ...
Gave up on it - early going was sappy romance.
In conclusion: Unfortunately, I cannot whole-heartedly recommend this book to everyone, even though I loved parts. Some of the writing is beautiful and thought provoking, but there are verbose, sentimental, overly dramatic and sophomoric passages too. Whole chapters could/should have been completely...
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