18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Great book, great writing,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bullet Park (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
Oddly enough, I was going to work as extra in a TV film and, being very bored, I borrowed this book from a friend that was also there (this was the only other book he had in his hands at that moment). I had never read anything from John Cheever before, and I found it quite fascinating. It is very well written and the characters are wonderfully depicted, especially Hammer in his slow descent towards madness, and Nails in his movement from suburbian contentment to suburbian depression. The book manages to be at the same time a satire and a celebration of life in the suburbs of America, with sweet and sour moments alike. I plan to read more Cheever books now.