Book Reviews of The Feast of Love

The Feast of Love
The Feast of Love
Author: Charles Baxter
ISBN-13: 9780965046428
ISBN-10: 0965046427
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 312
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 19

3.3 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

19 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Feast of Love on
Helpful Score: 5
This was a lovely book to savour -- the chapters are short enough to read quickly and then go off and do something else if necessary.

I started this earlier this week and grabbed a few minutes here to read and loved how each chapter unfolded, giving the reader more insight into the cast of characters in this book. I particularly enjoyed Chloe and Oscar's story. This book is full of ups and downs and captures life and love so well.
reviewed The Feast of Love on
Helpful Score: 3
Lots of interesting and unusual love themes in this one; made for a very interesting and lively book club discussion.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A nice book. Was a little confusing to me in the beginning. I ended up liking the book pretty well. I even cried at one point. I wouldn't call this an easy ready, but I think it is worth trying.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
What a lovely book! This was an easy quick read; so sad and funny!
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 294 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This novel is a banquet for the soul. Many wonderful characters which intersect...unexpected is always upon us.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a good book with quirky characters and a contemporary sense of what a community is. Baxter has a good sense of humor, too. I enjoyed the book.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
It takes awhile to get into this one, but a good read once you understand the structure of the book. It goes back and forth between the stories of several different people, all of whom intersect at points.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 262 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This author has a different approach to telling a story, which made it interesting to read.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A great book that tells the stories of many different people in a small community wrapping a tale of love, passion, and angst. It is both heartwarming and bittersweet.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 48 more book reviews
The Feast of Love shows us the hard won generosity of spirit that day to day dealings with other human beings require.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 16 more book reviews
Well written and heart-felt.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 8 more book reviews
Beautiful language and intriguing plot make this an interesting read. A good book club selection.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 73 more book reviews
National Book Award finalist and New York Times notable book. Odd tale about love, generosity of spirt, and ordinary people.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 12 more book reviews
Very funny. A good, quick read.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 526 more book reviews
In a re-imagined Midsummer Night's Dream, men and women speak of and desire their ideal mates; parents seek out their lost children; adult children try to come to terms with their own parents and, in some cases, find new ones." "In vignettes both comic and sexy, the owner of a coffee shop recalls the day his first wife seemed to achieve a moment of simple perfection, while she remembers the women's softball game during which she was stricken by the beauty of the shortstop. A young couple spends hours at the coffee shop fueling the idea of their fierce love. A professor of philosophy, stopping by for a cup of coffee, makes a valiant attempt to explain what he knows to be the inexplicable workings of the human heart.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 12 more book reviews
The story begins with a shadowy character named "Charlie Baxter" who suffers from insomnia and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He's a story-collector, and at the beginning of the novel he's collecting stories about love. These stories gradually take over, and the story-collector disappears, as he should.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 127 more book reviews
I didn't love this book but many people do. Strong characters and reflections of life as it truly is.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 27 more book reviews
This was a National Book award finalist.
reviewed The Feast of Love on + 85 more book reviews
Another book where each chapter is told by someone else in the first person. Trying to figure out which character is speaking can be a chore. The central character seems to be Bradley. All the other characters all seem to have some tie to him. I understood the book a little because there was a movie based on this book, I am not that interested in reading anything else by him.