Book Reviews of Black Water

Black Water
Black Water
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN-13: 9780525934554
ISBN-10: 0525934553
Publication Date: 5/1/1992
Pages: 154
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: E P Dutton
Book Type: Hardcover
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Tremendous author, never disappoints. Riveting story, extremely well told
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This book is a thinly-veiled reference to the incident at Chippaquiddick resulting in the drowning of a young woman by Senator Ted Kennedy's neglect.....
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Short and sweet!
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A retelling in fiction of a famous incident in history--a Senator takes an aide out on the 4th of July, drives off a bridge, and she drowns. Amazing work by Oates.
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Not my favorite JCO, but a quick read....wonder who she based the accident off of? A senator and his "girlfriend" crashing his car into a lake....
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I read BLACK WATER for a "Water" theme in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

It amazes me how the author managed to take a very dramatic event and turn it into a pretty tedious snooze fest! I found the writing very choppy and disjointed, and didn't feel the non-linear timeline was very well done.

I couldn't recommend it unless you enjoy boring reads.