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Appointment in Samarra


"Appointment in Samarra" is a fast-paced, blackly comic depiction of the rapid decline and fall of Julian English. English is part of the social ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Michael H

Can't argue with that

by Michael H on Apr 3, 2014

In 'All That Is', James Salter lets a young publisher explain: "But I don't normally like a writer to give me too much of a character's thoughts and feelings. I like to see them, hear what they say, and decide for myself. The appearance of things. I like dialogue. They talk and you understand ... More


Appointment in Samarra

by KBreda on May 1, 2009

This book is John O?Hara?s critically-acclaimed novel about a young businessman?s self-destruction. Set in a small town in Pennsylvania in 1930 during the Prohibition Era, the book covers 48 hours in the life of Julian English, an influential and attractive Cadillac dealer. From Christmas Eve through ... More

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