Book Review of Seize the Day

Seize the Day
Seize the Day
Author: Saul Bellow
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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This book set in the mid 30's introduces us to Tommy Wilhelm who in his 40's and is trying to cope with his life of many failures. Tommy believes most of his problems come from the fact that his father has never been able to show him love. He learns to accept love from anyone who is offering, and constantly gets taken advantage of by those he trusts. He finally comes to the conclusion that one must reflect and look at the sins of the past in order to progress into the future. The themes of capitalism, personal relationships, greed, foolishness, life and death are very prevalent and gives the reader a lot to reflect on. I recommend this book because it is very short but has a great message of significance.