Rotten Reviews: The Recognitions

“The main fault of the novel is a complete lack of discipline… It is a pity that, in his first novel, Gaddis did not have stronger editorial guidance than is apparent in the book, for he can write very well, even though most of the time he just lets his pen run on.”

Kirkus Reviews

Excerpted from: Bernard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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