Book Reviews of The Waterworks

The Waterworks
Author: E. L. Doctorow
ISBN: 70423
Pages: 253
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Paperback
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E. L. Doctorow is one of my favorite authors, but this New York City mystery set in the late 19th century, is cumberson to read because of Doctrow's absolute obcession with language. It is a good book, but reads slowly because of his attention to language in a style which reminds me of Dickens or Edgar Allen Poe. Maybe it is my imagination, but this book seems to have a dark side to it.