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All the King's Men

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

A deep read

I read a lot for school and for fun. By far, though, this is the best book I have ever read! This is the story of Willie Stark and Jack Burden. Two, not so different people. Robert Penn Warren is a poet, and at times it seems like All the King's Men is just one long...
I read a lot for school and for fun. By far, though, this is the best book I have ever read! This is the story of Willie Stark and Jack Burden. Two, not so different people. Robert Penn Warren is a poet, and at times it seems like All the King's Men is just one long poem...it is just that beautiful. There is so much to it and not sentance is wasted. Every detail, every description has a purpose. It does however take a mature reader to really appreciate and understand the philosophy and themes behind this master piece. Don't be discouraged though, anyone can enjoy this book and I recomend this book above all others.

posted by Anonymous on April 12, 2007

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Boring!

I had to read this for summer reading and I fell asleep every time I picked it up! There was hardly any plot. It consisted mostly of the main character, Jack Burden, thinking to himself or recalling memories of his past. I hope I never have to read it again, b...
I had to read this for summer reading and I fell asleep every time I picked it up! There was hardly any plot. It consisted mostly of the main character, Jack Burden, thinking to himself or recalling memories of his past. I hope I never have to read it again, but maybe I didn't like it just because I'm not into politics. Oh well. At least it was better than the Odyssey

posted by Anonymous on October 13, 2004

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Waste of My Time

    This was one of the most tiresome books I've ever read. The author took way too many detours from the main story, so much so that I sometimes forgot what the premise of the book actually was. And the main story was not even that interesting. It included politicians' maneuvering and game plans and unethical actions, and it could have been interesting, but wasn't. The author went into way too much detail about things that didn't matter. It may be a classic and a Pulitzer prize winner, but it was b-o-r-i-n-g!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Tough read

    Hard to comprehend why this is so great. Too descriptive.

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