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von Larry Kramer
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2.0 von 5 Sternen A Big Letdown, 5. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Faggots (Taschenbuch)
I put off reading this book for a long time and was looking forward to reading it this summer. Even though Larry Kramer can be called a prophet with his lacerating vision of what happened when gay liberation came along at a time when America was on a sexual expedition (and unaware of the awful plague that was coming down the pipeline), the novel gets weighed down with too much repetition and not enough objectivity. Not even halfway through the book, I got tired of reading exploit after exploit without any narrative balance. I'm sure it's accurate in its depiction of the era, but I would've liked one narrator to step in and throw some kerosene into the mix. After a while, the satire becomes bland and you could care less about any of the men. Still, it's frightening to see how little some things have changed.

The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
von Barbara Kingsolver

4.0 von 5 Sternen Thoroughly Engrossing, 5. Juli 2000
An excellent study of a patriarch and his family as strangers in a strange land. If you know little of Africa in the early sixties, I highly recommend you read this novel. It's not a historical book, but it sheds light on a part of the world that we Americans don't spend enough time thinking about. I thought the narrative was excellent, particularly the character of Adah. She's one of the finest literary creations in a long time. As a whole, the novel doesn't let down although personally I wish the author would've either pared down the rush to cover almost 30 years' history towards the end or elaborated a little more thoroughly (especially in regards to Nathan). But don't let that stop you from experiencing a great American novel. It lingers on in your memory long after you've put it down.

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