Michael Gorra (review date 26 June 1995)
SOURCE: “Youth and Consequences,” in New Republic, June 26, 1995, pp. 40–41.
[In the following review of Wonder Boys, Gorra finds flaws in the novel's disparate plotlines and the protagonist's disingenuous observations.]
It [Wonder Boys] starts well. “The first real writer I ever knew was a man who did all of his work under the name of August Van Zorn. He lived at the McClelland Hotel, which my grandmother owned, in the uppermost room of its turret, and taught English literature at...
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