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How often can you say of a nearly 1200-page book that you have read it several times, and would do so (and will do so) again? This is one of the truly great American novels, brilliantly written and so involving that you feel by the end that you have lived this story rather than just read it. The characters are beautifully drawn, the story telling is strong and assured, wonderfully memorable, sympathetic, and with the interspersed Camera Eye and Newsreel vignettes, Dos Passos creates a rich backdrop that puts each scene and setting into a larger whole and brings the bustling complicated world of early 20th century America vividly to life. Highly recommended.