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All That Is
     

All That Is

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by James Salter
 

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All That Is explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change. Philip Bowman returns to America from the battlefields of Okinawa and finds success in the competetive world of publishing in postwar New York—yet what he most

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All That Is 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow moving and plodding. Kept waiting for it to grab my attention and interest, but it never did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spare wording and concise sentences manage to convey enormous feelings.  I found myself pausing to appreciate a paragraph, or relate to an event with understanding, appreciation and occasionally, regret.  What a delight to read, and absorb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is James Salter's last novel and it's one of his best. The book explores the life of a book editor in New York, chronicling his stint as a naval officer in the Pacific and his return to America where he starts his career in publishing. Philip Bowman seems to fit nicely in his role as an editor, enjoying the casual lifestyle and the literary environment of New York after the war. As with most of Salter's novels, this one is a true exploration of character. He brilliantly captures the moments that make up the journey of a life in the simple execution that has made Salter one of the masters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are a few moments of poignancy, particularly with Bowman's friend, Eddins, but overall the novel just doesn't have that much to offer. I'm surprised the writer Tim O'Brien would be so moved by it.
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Dull, some lovely passages, but nothing new or remarkable
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, worth the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A series of shallow run on sentences leading to shear boredom.