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on 1 April 2000
This is the fourth, and last, of Wolfe's novels - which together make up a chronological account of his own life, although all under pseudonyms. They were the only novels he ever wrote, and are all an utter delight to read. They can all be read separately, they don't really work as a series in the proper sense of the word - but once you get hooked on Wolfe, you'll want to read them all. "You Can't go Home Again" is his best, in my opinion, and consists of several anecdotes, or short stories, which together make up a beautifully written, heart-achingly fine novel. This is the kind of stuff to make you want to run out on the street and tell people you love them. Passionately recommended.
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on 10 December 2014
The author writes some stunning prose. When I started reading I thought, how have I missed this author till now. I enjoyed reading about the protagonist and his hometown and thought it was all heading towards the downfall of the rich and famous at the time of the "crash" in America. Then, the book just seemed to lose its way and I have to say I thought the author had lost more than his way as the dialogue became absolutely ridiculous. I plodded on, thinking it must get back on track, but, life is too short and I abandoned the book about 70% through.
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on 13 September 2016
I thought this book was extremely well written - from a philosophical point of view, especially towards the end. However he does tend to ramble on a bit too long during the story-telling body of the book. Nevertheless I did read it through and it`s a good read but I also think he lost it a bit in between, especially whist in Germany with his friend and lover. Hmmmm not sure really.
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on 28 January 2014
A big book, with lots of people in it! This book can help everybody ponder some of the big questions of life - and find the answers.
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on 13 October 2013
Inspiration for Norwegian writer Agnar Mykle. The style is quite obvious of the same high quality. Will order more from Thomas.
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on 19 October 2014
This book does not stand the test of time if it ever did, believe it resembled all his others, do not spend the money.
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on 16 May 2015
Fab
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on 15 September 2014
thanks!
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