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Most Helpful Favorable Review

39 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

Oh my, oh my

As I finished Tinkers (a rare for me one-day read), I looked online to see how to contact Mr. Harding to thank him for this wonderful book. It was then that I saw the news that he/it had won the Pulitzer. As I wrote to him, nothing could be more deserved. Tinkers is b...
As I finished Tinkers (a rare for me one-day read), I looked online to see how to contact Mr. Harding to thank him for this wonderful book. It was then that I saw the news that he/it had won the Pulitzer. As I wrote to him, nothing could be more deserved. Tinkers is beautifully insightful, stunningly poetic, and has me staring off to savor its revelations.

". . . Light changes, our eyes blink and see the world from the slightest difference of perspective and our place in it has changed infinitely... His despair came from the fact that his wife saw him as a fool. . . and could find no reason to turn her head and see him as something better." Dear reader, if that doesn't get you, you simply can't be had.

Read it, cherish it. Blink and look again.

posted by marys44 on April 18, 2010

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25 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

Blah ;-(

First of all, why do people feel the need when writing reviews, to tell exactly what happens in the book including the ending? Come on!
So I bought this book in an airport because I ran off and left the book I was reading, (Song of Solomon).
I chose this book because ...
First of all, why do people feel the need when writing reviews, to tell exactly what happens in the book including the ending? Come on!
So I bought this book in an airport because I ran off and left the book I was reading, (Song of Solomon).
I chose this book because it was short, however I quickly became irritated with the read. It was torture, but for some reason, if I start a book, I have to finish it (as long as it's not for academics) so I suffered through.
I'm not a fan of poetry, especially mixed within and jumping around in the middle of the plot.
The plot went nowhere, and everybody is raving about the language...no.
I am a reader and would not recommend this book to any any any any any any anyone.
I need to look around on the net and get some understanding about how the pulitzer was won.

posted by VetCorpsman on December 28, 2010

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