Scott Spencer Larry Swindell - Essay

Larry Swindell

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

There'll be excitement [over Endless Love]. This testament of eloquent anguish—served ironically by a title Barbara Cartland might have discarded—cannot fail to cause a stir among people who take fiction seriously. It may also dazzle its way to commercial success, for its readability and gamier appointments. The important news, though, is that Endless Love is not an oracle of promise, but Spencer's very fulfillment. He has shown just what he can do….

Endless Love is much more courageous [than Spencer's previous novels]. In contrast to the emotional timidity of most American fiction, it is demonstrative past all embarrassment. Indeed, the book's design demands...

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