Seize the Day

Seize the Day

Book - 1996
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GBF Discussion; Guide online Introduction by Cynthia Ozick.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1996.
ISBN: 9780140189377
Characteristics: xxiv, 118 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ozick, Cynthia


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Feb 10, 2020

I had heard this lauded as the best novella ever - and it certainly is not. But its good. The erosion of vigor, the accumulation of failure, and the spectre of hopelessness is well portrayed; its a glum book.

Jan 07, 2018

This was a fairly interesting story until about halfway through, then it became just plain tedious, as the character of Dr. Tamkin kept talking and talking, mostly about nothing, and it was as boring to read as it would have been to listen to him had he been a real-life person one was having a conversation with, or more accurately, being forced to listen to. I couldn't take it anymore and stopped reading just past the halfway point of the book.

Mar 09, 2016

A splendid and touching novel about the complex relationship between an estranged father and his adult son who live in the same boarding hotel in NYC. The son, in his forties, is separated from his wife and kids and suffering from financial woes that his father seems indifferent to. The father is a narcissistic retired doctor who loves to brag about his son's accomplishments.


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