- Publisher: Avon Books (1976)
- ISBN-10: 0380008327
- ISBN-13: 978-0380008322
- Package Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.4 x 2.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,992,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Henderson the Rain King Paperback – 1976
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"A kind of wildly delirious dream made real by the force of Bellow's rollicking prose and the offbeat inventiveness of his language." "Chicago Tribune" "It made me dance." Henry Miller "Chicago Tribune"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Saul Bellow's dazzling career as a novelist has been marked with numerous literary prizes, including the 1976 Nobel Prize, and the Gold Medal for the Novel. His other books include The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, More Die of Heartbreak, Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories, Mr Sammler's Planet, Seize The Day and The Victim. Saul Bellow died in 2005. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Sadly it goes horribly wrong after that with vast rambling philosophical passages that I found difficult to penetrate let alone understand. I probably just didn't get it and I didn't actually dislike the book as a whole. I just found it a bit frustrating. Like Henderson himself, for all it's opening bluster it offered nothing. Maybe that was the point though.
Occasionally genuinely amusing and unique in its approach, but more often than not obtuse and vague in its intentions. A real struggle to finish. Has dated greatly in comparison to the Roths and Updikes of the same period.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived as expected. Good condition. Person I bought book for was very happy with it.Published 17 months ago by Tracey Beaven
Wonderful book. Read this for book group - divided opinion which always makes it more interesting. I thought it was a fantastic book, very funny, excellent subtle work on... Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2015 by Kate
Very original voice - funny and thought provoking. Slower to start but worth reading as it sets the scene and then you are off!Published on 16 July 2013 by Ms Tamsin L Grainger
I expected this to be a much better book than it was - as, after all, it is a 'classic'.
Our book group chose to read it last month, and not one of us enjoyed i; we are quite... Read more
The words 'I am the rain king' were the reason that I picked up this book. The lead singer of Counting Crows, Adam Duritz, made me read this book. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2001