St. Urbain's Horseman

St. Urbain's Horseman

Book - 1971
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Publisher: Toronto, ON : McClelland : 1971
ISBN: 0771074847
Branch Call Number: FIC Rich
Characteristics: 467p


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Jun 25, 2019

Brillliant. A master wordsmith at his finest. One of the finest novelists this Canada has ever produced. St. Urbain's Horseman examines that part of human nature where we examine the gap that exists between who we are and what we have become. Who we are, what others think we are and the person we would like to have been. Told in the humorous way that Richler has perfected.

Aug 27, 2015

In places this book is very well written and engrossing while in other places it's aggravating. Richler's fascination with unpleasant or even downright despicable characters is a bit off-putting; meanwhile he seems to regard honorable, decent, virtuous people with a degree of contempt. The main character Jake is self-destructive and a bit narcissistic, which constrains any sympathy the reader may develop regarding his self-inflicted misfortunes. The "Horseman", a fantasy persona that Jake assigns to his cousin Joey, fails to engage me as a reader. In the end,the book doesn't live up to its billing.

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