Sunday, November 16, 2014

Review: Day of the Locust

Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the LocustMiss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read Miss Lonelyhearts a few years ago, after reading a recommendation from Harold Bloom, and only just finished The Day of the Locust. The first I read too long ago to provide commentary; the second is a bit slow to start, eventually rising to a crescendo, its metaphorical 'day of the locust', a gratifying, dense and highly emotional end.

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