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Beautiful Children Hardcover – 1 March 2008

3.4 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

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Ravishing and raw... What should be said of the results of his labors? One word: bravo" and, as corruptly compelling as Vegas, and as beautiful as the illusions its characters cling to for survival - New York Times Book Review

Has great energy and some lovely writing. Bears comparison to Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections or Richard Ford's Frank Bascombe novels. It shares with these books the sharp eye for the minutiae of domestic arrangements, the excess of detail mirroring the way consumer materialism shapes the interpersonal transactions of the middle-class American home, and a sense of elegy for how the promise of the American Dream more often than not (at least in literature) seems to get lost. - Sydney Morning Herald

'It's wholly original - dirty, fast and hypnotic. The sentences flicker and skip and whirl, like the neon city Bock writes about. It will change the way you look at Las Vegas' - Esquire Magazine (US)

Rich and compelling - LA Times

The brilliant sentence-on-sentence prose gives the book its power an impressive novel - The London Paper

Beautiful Children careens from the seedy to the beautiful, the domestic to the epic, all with huge and exacting heart. - Jonathan Safran Foer

It is stunning, near genius. Beautiful Children is brutal, erotic and like a wild potentially dangerous ride it could crash at any moment. The language has a rhy

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Don't get lost in Vegas


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ John Murray; 1st edition (1 March 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0719596203
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0719596209
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.1 x 21.7 x 3.7 cm
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