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Author: Hernan Diaz
An unparalleled novel about money, power, intimacy, and perception — Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a legendary Wall Street tycoon; she is the daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together, they have risen to the very top of a world of seemingly endless wealth&m...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780593420317
ISBN-10: 0593420314
Publication Date: 5/3/2022
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 109
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I did not care much for this novel. The New York Times called it âexhilaratingâ, but I found it exhilaratingly dull. It is a story told in four parts and from different viewpoints. The first and longest section reads as a novel within a novel-a fictional take on a Wall Street tycoon and his wife. It is an unflattering portrait of the tycoon for the most part and reads like a soap opera. Part two is the autobiography of the famous tycoon (using a ghostwriter) that portrays him in a totally positive light. This part was pretty boring but not overly long. Part three was written by the ghostwriter, and part four was a journal written by the wife on her deathbed. Our understanding of events changes drastically with each viewpoint. So which version do we âtrustâ?
This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, so give it a try. Reviewers had wildly different opinions on it, so you might like it. I did finish it, so it wasn't terrible, just disappointing.


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