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Starting Out in the Evening

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Leonard Schiller, an Upper West Side writer of some repute and a relic of The New York Intellectual scene, is courted in the twilight of his life by ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.000
pamela1717

3 Stars but just barely

by pamela1717 on Oct 3, 2008

This would be a hard book to recommend to someone. A statement in the book by one of the charactesr in the book seems to sum up my recommendation.. He makes a statement referring to one of the main character's (an author) books, "He finished it in one sitting--it was pretty light--and getting up he tossed it on the table and thought, 'Four people bothering each other. Who cares?" Having said that, I have to admit it did impact me in some ways. The author subtly portrays the transitions into the characters lives and how they deal with/accept them. Unfortunately it took the last few chapters to really hammer this message home. Sadly, I can see many abandoning the book before getting to this point.

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