JR

(Penguin twentieth-century classics)

725 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 1993 by Penguin Books.

ISBN:
9780140187076

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4 stars (3 reviews)

8 editions

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2 stars

Well, I don't know if I'm going to finish this one so I figured I get my 2 stars worth in now.

Yeah, he's clever and has smart things to say and, as no fan of capitalism, I share his points of view, but that's not enough for me. I want my novels to be about people, not caricatures--granted, some people seem to be little more than caricatures--but a novelists job is to find the hidden person and bring it into the light.

Yes, he says stuff that needs to be said but the disconnected people chasing their superficial gratifications but ultimately alone can't sustain my interest for long enough to appreciate the reading experience.

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Subjects

  • Capitalists and financiers -- Fiction.
  • Boys -- Fiction.