Man Gone Down

Man Gone Down

by Michael Thomas
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Thomas as a professor at Hunter college so when I heard that he was about to publish a book, I quickly researched when it would be available. I read it in less than three days. It was absolutely stunning. He is a brilliantly humble man who like the New York Times reviewer said 'writes what he knows.' It is not one of those novels you read where the author seems a little too full of himself to really mean what he is saying. I hung on his every last word and was devastated when it ended. Can't wait for his next one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most appealing qualities of a great novel is its ability to draw you in and sweep you away to a different place, situation and circumstance other than your own. It will cause you to wonder, reflect and dream. This story of determination and hope achieves just that. Not only was I fortunate enough to come across this book by mere chance - I happened to see a review on television one day - but I am also very fortunate to have had this author as a professor at Hunter College several years ago. Bravo Professor Thomas! I hope to read more from you in the near future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. It's self-consciously literary without losing a kind of down to earth aspect which lends it an authenticity that few novelists achieve in a first effort. One of the qualities that stand out in Thomas' book in particular, at least for me, are the way he uses '60s icons like Baldwin or King  as a philosophical touchstone for a series of broader ideas about the kind of social experiment that the narrator and other members of his generation have come to represent early in the 21st century. Another involves his way of using what are often little noticed physical traits, like the condition of a person's teeth for instance, to indicate certain elements of one's character. It's mindful of Bellow at his best. My only caveat is that Thomas' hasn't published anything else since then. I hope that he can be a little more prolific in the future.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
an amazing book that succeeds at everything it attempts to be.