A Season in Purgatory

A Season in Purgatory

by Dominick Dunne
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Season in Purgatory 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the very begninning this book had me hooked. Dunne has a fabulous way of weaving words so the characters, as well as the reader, are intertwined. The Catholic undertones, though limited, speak volumes throughout the book. Even the title, to those who are familiar with purgatory as a place of cleansing onesself, has a deeper meaning when taken into context with the book. The characters are so well developed I kept asking myself 'what happened to Harrison? Constant? Mrs. Utley?' I felt for Harrison, a victim of time, place and situation who made a decision to free his own soul from his own purgatory. You won't want to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best novel that Dunne has ever written, it is wonderful in so many ways. I couldn't put it down! It was so good that I make all of my friend's read it as well and no one has ever been disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a gripping book that you won't put down. The only bad part, is parting with the characters at the end. You won't want to read 'just another page', you'll want to read it all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Only Dunne could write a loathesome character in such a way that I was actually sad when he died! Awesome book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen this movie on 'Lifetime'and read the book on vacation last week. in 2 days...I could not put it down, and was very sorry to see it end.I was really captivated by Harrison Burns, the actor that played him in the movie was just outstanding and very good looking as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. I could not put it down and it saddened me when I reached the last page. You find yourself wanting to follow the life of this man until the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't read much; however, I saw the TV movie and wanted to read A Season in Purgatory. I was working and going to school full time when I read this 400+ page book in a week. The characters and story line keep you interested and always wanting to know more. You get attached to the characters. Harrison's tug of war with his morals and the Bradleys' power/money makes you believe there is reality to this story.
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This is one of DD best its good
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a book that has come across my mind often even though I read it over 2 years ago. You simply could not feel anything except a fierce eagerness that justice be served and disappointment that money can most times prevent that from happening. Sad but true book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! If you like books about people with huge amounts of money, than you will love this book. This book was great because it showed rich people as having huge character flaws such as greediness. I highly recommend this book if you like books that talk about Kennedyesque power. Pick up this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dominick Dunne does an excellent job in his fictional portrayl of a wealthy family. He brings his characters to life. One can only imagine how easy it is for money to get people out of taking responisibilty for the violent crimes they committ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! If you are interested in Kennedy-esque glamour and intrigue, you should absolutely read this novel! The characters and story are fascinating. This was a book that has stayed with me, even though I first read it two years ago. I was even more compelled when I learned that this book is based on the currently sensational Martha Moxley case. I hope her killer is brought to justice as a result of this novel. Dominick Dunne is an incredible author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel captivated me from the first page with it's obvious parallels to the Kennedy's. The unbelievable and incredibly affluent lives the family led in this book kept my attention for a long time, and I could barely put the book down. The theme of whether or not justice will prevail regarding such a rich and powerful family is one that is easy to find in present day society. I highly recommend this book for good summer reading!