Book Reviews of The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate
The Golden Gate
Author: Vikram Seth
ISBN-13: 9780679734574
ISBN-10: 0679734570
Publication Date: 6/18/1991
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Not being a huge poetry fan, I thought I'd have trouble reading this book, since it's written in verse. Not so! I found I adapted quite easily to the cadence, and it was a delight to read! I can't recommend it highly enough to those who love playing with language, and seeing others do so deftly.
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Helpful Score: 1
Surprisingly readable novel in verse, set during the boom in Silicon Valley
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written verse, interesting but you have to get into the rhythm
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I loved this book! The verse flowed effortlessly and the story engaged my interest throughout. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys well written story telling with a very personal feel!
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A novel in verse! I enjoyed it - the characters and story were interesting and it was fun reading in verse for a change.
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Having it in verse is kind of fun, what would sound trite or pretentious sounds rather witty. I would have enjoyed reading more than the first 80 pages (and, as is my wont, the last 5 pages (spoiler alert - life goes on)), but I spilled water on it.