|Award(s):||National Book Award (1976)|
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A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by Rick Moody. Winner of the 1976 National Book Award, J R is a biting satire about the many ways in which capitalism twists the American spirit into something dangerous, yet pervasive and unassailable. At the center of the novel is a hilarious eleven year old—J R—who with boyish enthusiasm turns a few basic lessons in capitalist...
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I tried to enjoy this, but found it rather boring. There were certainly some laughs, but overall I just found it confusing and the characters a bit annoying.
Mar 17th, 2021
If you haven't read this yet----you are missing out! I laughed out loud constantly! Hard to follow at times, the wit totally makes up for it!
Nov 14th, 2017
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