Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

The Adventures of Augie MarchThe Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow




Possibly I am a philistine but I read 20 percent of this one and I am putting it down. It has no plot! The sort of this-then-this-then-this picaresque is an intentional structure, I know, but that doesn't make it much more fun to read. The milieu of hardscrabble Great Depression Chicago is certainly appealing but this work isn't for me, not right now at least.



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