Friday, January 27, 2006

back page: henderson the rain king

henderson the rain king
by saul bellow

"wow! great book. it started really slow and i nearly gave up, but it ended with touching style and a great big dose of the bizarre. in the end, i think it finds redemption, or at least hope. wow..."

i plan to navigate my library alphabetically, and,
as you can see, sometimes the reviews will be quite brief, more like afterthoughts than afterwords. for shorter posts like this, i would be happy to say more if anyone is actually interested in the book. by the way, amazon refers to this novel as a 'seriocomic' work. i guess that's newspeak for tragicomedy.