Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Review: The Adventures of Augie March

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow won the National Book Award in 1964.

The story follows the life of the eponymous hero from childhood in Chicago, through a sojourn in Mexico with a zany huntress, to life on the seas in the Merchant Marines. Full of Bellow's over-the-top characters and riddled with discourses on Big Ideas, Augie is a great American hero. Bellow is a treasure.


Bibliofreak (a thorough and excellent review)

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Jeane said...

I have attempted to read Saul Bellow's Henderson the Rain King, but found it slow going. Perhaps this one would be a better read for me. It certainly sounds adventuresome!

Matthew (The Bibliofreak) said...

Another excellent book to feature. If you'd like to add my review to your list you can find it here:

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow


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