Book Reviews of Babel Tower

Babel Tower
Babel Tower
Author: A. S. Byatt
ISBN-13: 9780679405139
ISBN-10: 0679405135
Publication Date: 4/23/1996
Pages: 623
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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Apparently this book is about two lawsuits (according to the PBS description), however I am on page 302 of 619 and the lawsuits have not yet begun. Talk about a slow start. Byatt writes beautifully, but the "novel within a novel" is a little distracting, especially considering some of the lewd topics of said novel.The setting of this book is also a little confusing, England during the early 1960's, but this is definitly not a novel about the swinging sixties. Others may have the patience for this book, but I'm giving up. I don't really like the main character that much anyways.
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beautifully written, the story within the story works very well. a fairly 'deep' book b/c of the literary topic.
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This book requires some time to finish. It's outstanding and creative, but the 'story within the story' requires you to
'pay attention' and take note.
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Please note that the book type is listed as Hardcover. However, ISBN-10 is a large-size soft cover.

Excellently written book.