MK222, March 27, 2009 (view all comments by MK222)
While in the process of reading Time Magazines 100 all time greatest novels, this title was next on my list. Upon reading 30 pages however, I was so tired of the constant run-on sentences that I put it down, never to be picked back up. The story and the premise seem good enough, but the style of writing is irritating to read. I'm actually dumbfounded as to how this made the list.
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shaw, December 11, 2007 (view all comments by shaw)
Of this book the New York Times said, "Under the Volcano” embraces everything from Dante to Freud to the cabala. Here it shambles like Cervantes, there it rages like Ahab, and every page of it pulsates on Out of Body Auto-Reply, that style of pure Lowry that points at once backward, to all European literature, and forward, to the mother of all nervous breakdowns."
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