jon abbey wrote:finally got to this one yesterday:
so good, the plot may not sound so interesting if you read it beforehand, and if that's not enough, the book basically starts with a synopsis of what will follow.
but none of that matters, deeply moving and really well written, lines I wanted to quote every few pages, best book I've read in a while.
and somehow it's the #1 seller in the Netherlands, despite initially being published in 1965:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-t ... rseas.html
Thanks Jon, for reminding me (just got my own copy from Amazon today..) I first read this more than thirty years ago... I was getting along by planting trees, trimming trees, picking fruit... what ever I could find in those less than memorable rust belt days. And I was getting along by reading every book in the South Haven Michigan public library. And this was one of those books (strange, aint it?)
A simple, perfect book.
the term "great american novel" is very much over used..
not in this case..