A modern classic, The Caine Mutiny for the Vietnam era.
One of our greatest working novelists delivers a ghost story without a ghost. Superb.
Some of the sentences in this book positively ring with clarity and purpose.
Sets the bar almost impossibly high for the legal thriller.
Thrilling and spiritual, profound themes interwoven with taut suspense.
A perfect example of the Western novel.
The first time I read this book it changed the way I regarded novels as an art form. Subsequent reads have reinforced my initial impression.
Thunders with moral implications even as the characters ignore them, a work of genius.
All the modern vampire stuff started right here with this book. Worth re-reading just to see how many of the author’s conventions have been copied by current writers.