Dangling Man

Dangling Man

Book - 1996
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Take a man waiting - waiting between the two worlds of civilian life and the army, suspended between two identities - and you have a man who, perhaps for the first time in his life, is really free. However, freedom can be a noose around a man's neck.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 1996, c1971
ISBN: 9780140189353
0140189351
Characteristics: 191 p. ; 20 cm

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Aug 10, 2016

At best, I rated Dangling Man with just an average score of only 2.5 stars.

Written in the format of a diary - I have to say that there were a number of times when Dangling Man's stark narrative just couldn't hold my full attention.

Yes. Of course, there were some worthwhile moments in Dangling Man's story, as well (especially near the end), that did mange to pique my interest to some degree.

But, generally speaking - This particular tale of an unemployed, young man waiting to be drafted into the war was, from my perspective, mostly a "run-of-the-mill" bit of storytelling.

*Note* - Dangling Man (now 72 years old) was novelist, Saul Bellow's first literary work to attract public attention..... Originally from Quebec, Canada - Saul Bellow died, in 2005, at the age of 89.... (*Watch "Saul Bellow" video-clip*)

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