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  1. Robin Robin says:

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  2. karen karen says:

    Desperate Characters eBook ✓ Paperback desperate ebok, characters epub, Desperate CharactersDesperate Characters PDFoooh, i like this new cover maybe i would have liked the bookif i d read it with this cover.


  3. Jacob Appel Jacob Appel says:

    Desperate Characters eBook ✓ Paperback desperate ebok, characters epub, Desperate CharactersDesperate Characters PDFIf it were possible to give a book six stars, this would be the book.Each time I reread Fox s masterpiece, which is receiving increasing yet still insufficient attention, I am struck by its remarkable balance of depth and breadth If there are a handful of works of literature that are deserving of their own college course maybe Anna Karenina or Invisible Man or Ulysses then one could structure an entire college education around this compact and easily accessible novel On the surface, we a If it were possible to give a book six stars, this would be the book.Each time I reread Fox s masterpiece, which is receiving increasing yet still insufficient attention, I am struck by its remarkable balance of depth and breadth If there are a handful of works of literature that are deserving of their own college course maybe Anna Karenina or Invisible Man or Ulysses then one


  4. Mary Mary says:

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    Desperate Characters eBook ✓ Paperback desperate ebok, characters epub, Desperate CharactersDesperate Characters PDFThe mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation Henry David ThoreauSetting Late 60s Vietnam era a time of social unrest, assassinations, civil rights movement, anti Establishment upheaval that gave rise to the saying, Don t trust anyone over 30 Scene a renovated brownstone in Brooklyn, NY, on a street that is experiencing urban gentrification, but whose back overlooks a decaying slum.Main characters Otto and Sophie Bentwood, a wealthy, highly literate couple who have been married for 1 The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation Henry David ThoreauSetting Late 60s Vietnam era a time of social unrest, assassinations, civil rights movement, anti Establishment upheaval that gave rise to the saying, Don t trust anyone over 30 Scene a renovated brownstone in Brooklyn, NY, on a street that is experiencing urban gentrification, but whose back overlooks a decaying slum.Main characters Otto and Sophie Bentwood, a wealthy, highly literate couple who have


  7. ColumbusReads ColumbusReads says:

    Desperate Characters eBook ✓ Paperback desperate ebok, characters epub, Desperate CharactersDesperate Characters PDFHow was I bamboozled in this WASPy angst reminiscent of John Cheever or somebody I picked up this book after a recent article listed the best taut and rather obscure books that you can read in a single sitting Well, yeh, you can read it in a single sitting so that part is true.I should ve known to back away when it received the endorsement of Jonathan Franzen who called it the greatest realist novel of the postwar era. ughh Book written in 1970 with the setting taking place somewhere around th How was I bamboozled in this WASPy angst reminiscent of John Cheever or somebody I picked up this book after a recent article listed the best taut and rather obscure books that you can read in a single sitting Well, yeh, you can read it in a single sitting so that part is true.I should ve known to back away when it received the endorsement of Jonathan Franzen who called it the greatest realist novel of the postwar era. ughh Book written in 1970 with t


  8. Jim Elkins Jim Elkins says:

    Desperate Characters eBook ✓ Paperback desperate ebok, characters epub, Desperate CharactersDesperate Characters PDFThe Problem with Being Too VirtuosoIt is a textbook for aspiring novelists, this book Descriptions are so perfectly judged, incidents so astonishingly well balanced, episodes so impeccably resonant with one another, hints and allusions so delicately poised, psychological insights so bewilderingly sharp, that almost any novelist will seem dull headed by comparison I went from Desperate Characters to a novel by Cees Nooteboom, and I could hardly stomach it Nooteboom, by comparison, seems hulk The Problem with Being Too VirtuosoIt is a textbook for aspiring novelists, this book Descriptions are so perfectly judged, incidents so


  9. ReemK10 (Paper Pills) ReemK10 (Paper Pills) says:

    Desperate Characters eBook ✓ Paperback desperate ebok, characters epub, Desperate CharactersDesperate Characters PDFSimply put, this is a good piece of writing.Bravo to Jonathan Franzen for rediscovering Paula Fox A perfect short novel A few characters, a small stretch of time setting and action confined and yet, as in Tolstoy s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, everthing crucial within our souls bared blurb on the backI enjoyed reading it Simply put, this is a good piece of writing.Bravo to Jonathan Franzen for rediscovering Paula Fox A perfect short novel A few characters, a small stretch of time setting and action confined and yet, as in Tolstoy s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, everthing crucial within our souls bared blurb on the backI enjoyed reading it


  10. Amanda Amanda says:

    Desperate Characters eBook ✓ Paperback desperate ebok, characters epub, Desperate CharactersDesperate Characters PDF4.5 stars This is a brilliant short novel that in less than 200 pages really gets in your head and under your skin I think a second reading is probably required to fully appreciate all the subtext Can t wait to discuss this one with my book group.


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Desperate Characters Desperate Characters eBook ✓ Paperback desperate ebok, characters epub, Desperate CharactersDesperate Characters PDFOtto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn Their stainless steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray, perhaps rabies infected cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage and a society wrenching itself apartFirst published into wide acclaim, Desperate Characters stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller s craft in postwar American literature a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with Billy Budd, The Great Gatsby, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Seize the Day.