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Old School (Vintage Contemporaries)
Old School - Vintage Contemporaries
Author: Tobias Wolff
The protagonist of Tobias Wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer. But to do that he mu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375701498
ISBN-10: 0375701494
Publication Date: 8/31/2004
Pages: 208
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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MediumDebbi avatar reviewed Old School (Vintage Contemporaries) on + 92 more book reviews
The protagonist in this story takes on many roles,one is chameleon-like,one the humble student and observer, and the last one I won't spoil but it isn't necessarily a letdown. Tobias Wolff is an excellent writer who exhibits true depth and contrary values. He has earned his way onto my favorite lists,along with Joyce Carol Oates,Margaret Atwood, J.M Coetzze ,Saul Bellow among many others!! Highly Recommended!
reviewed Old School (Vintage Contemporaries) on + 80 more book reviews
Though the writing was excellent, I found the characters poorly developed and the plot boring.
wardbunch avatar reviewed Old School (Vintage Contemporaries) on + 88 more book reviews
Very nice story. Dragged a bit in the middle, but then you didn't want it to end.