The Brothers K

Duncan, David James

Book - 1992
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Brothers K
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Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [1992], ©1992
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0385240031
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dun
Characteristics: 645 pages ; 25 cm

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Jan 06, 2015
  • bethaneebeee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Brothers K is a beautiful story. I recommend it constantly (to anyone who will listen) and although some of my friends have said they struggled to get into it, anyone who gets past that and finishes the book agrees that it is incredible and worth the effort.

Jul 12, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It takes some pretty big cojones to title your book after one of the great Russian novels of the 19th century. Like Dostoevsky's masterpiece, Pac NW author David James Duncan, who also wrote "The River Why," crafts a sprawling, philosophical, sometimes exhausting family saga centered around the difficulties of family. Baseball, love, war, God, country and other capital I issues are all fair game in this novel, which reminded me of both John Irving and John Updike. The 60s setting (one brother goes to Vietnam) is a little cliched and the book goes on about 100 pages longer than it needs to, but it is mostly absorbing, observant, and thoughtful, if not quite as good as its reputation suggests.

Feb 21, 2011

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