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The culmination of Jacobson's abilities.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Mighty Walzer (Hardcover)
There are certain novels where the author finally makes good on all the promise that he's previously shown (think Martin Amis' "London Fields"). In "Walzer," Jacobson is able to combine his misanthropic humor with a genuinely touching coming-of-age story. No doubt the author is tired of reviews that compare him to Mordecai Richler, but with this book he has surpassed Richler and come into his own. This book is both funny and sad, and I cannot recommend it more highly.