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  • Title: Aurora Dawn
  • Author: Herman Wouk
  • ISBN: 9780316955096
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The publication of Aurora Dawn in 1947 immediately established Herman Wouk as a novelist of exceptional literary and historical significance Today, Aurora Dawn s themes have grown still relevant and, in the manner of all great fiction, its characters and ironies have only been sharpened by the passage of time Wouk s raucous satire of Manhattan s high power elite rThe publication of Aurora Dawn in 1947 immediately established Herman Wouk as a novelist of exceptional literary and historical significance Today, Aurora Dawn s themes have grown still relevant and, in the manner of all great fiction, its characters and ironies have only been sharpened by the passage of time Wouk s raucous satire of Manhattan s high power elite recounts the adventures of one Andrew Reale as he struggles toward fame and fortune in the early days of radio On the quest for wealth and prestige, ambitious young Andrew finds himself face to face with his own devil s bargain forced to choose between soul and salary, true love and a strategic romance, Wouk s riotous, endearing hero learns a timeless lesson about the high cost of success in America s most extravagant metropolis.
    Aurora Dawn The publication of Aurora Dawn in immediately established Herman Wouk as a novelist of exceptional literary and historical significance Today Aurora Dawn s themes have grown still relevant and

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    1. Wouk gets a bit precious with his asides and dear reader interludes, but all the same, perhaps Tom Wolfe should have read this takedown of a nascent American materialism centered in the advertising and radio worlds of Manhattan before he wrote The Bonfire of the Vanities Wouk succeeds in depicting the era without being grotesque, without expressing superiority to his characters, and with an admirable focus that Wolfe sorely lacked.Wouk s achievement in decrying our tendency toward Success at the [...]

    2. I ve read nearly everything written by Herman Wouk His novels never disappoint This is his first novel, a rollicking tale about radio advertising in NYC back in the day It has romance, humor, action and surprises Highly recommended as a Good Read

    3. I ve decided that Herman Wouk is one of my favorite novelists I ve also read Marjorie Morningstar, which had a different flavor to it, but was also wonderful I enjoy his many asides to the reader, and his forays into philosophy and its bearing on his characters, the novel s morals, and his writing choices This novel reflects of the author s own life as it takes place in the world of advertising in the 50 s Amid the big business of getting radio shows to tout household products, romance also pla [...]

    4. It took a while to get into the characters because Wouk has a very roundabout way of narrating He s also a tad sexist and there was a racist illustration perhaps Wouk had nothing to do with the illustrations , but this was written in the 1950 s so it s somewhat expected sadly Once you get into the plot and characters, it becomes much entertaining but that didn t happen until halfway through the book for me.After reading a few other reviews, it sounds like this isn t Wouk s signature style of na [...]

    5. I read this book as a young teenager, and I don t remember much about it, except that I thought it was extremely funny and poignant, a superb satire skewering not just advertising but the spiritual foibles of mankind Aurora Dawn mocks a variety of things from psychologists and advertising to those who think of evil as nothing than an absence of being where being should be For the most part, the novel is a parody on novelists It is extremely enjoyable and filled with subtle humor as well as some [...]

    6. I disliked Wouk s overly affected writing style Even though I know it was a parody of 18th century literature it quickly grew tiresome There was little in the way of plot and the characters weren t particularly interesting I got this book because of my interest in old time radio but there is little about that here.

    7. Already a Herman Wouk fan after reading Winds of War and War and Remebrance, this book served to endear me to his writing in a new way It is so comedic, satiric, and thoroughly entertaining while remaining relevant and thought provoking A light weight read with a none the less high brow, expansive vocabulary.

    8. Hilarious A book about sin and the advertising industry in the classical mold, but set in the 30s to tweak modern convention Also, the only book I ve read where the West Virginia evangelical preacher is seen as a moral figure.

    9. Herman Wouk is a genius at humor This is evident in all of his works,starting with this one A lot of the satire of advertising and the New York social scene is still relevant today A nice light read,with wit.

    10. A very entertaining read I m apparently in the minority when it comes to narration, as I found it not only clever, but integral to the story The story itself is a familiar one, but considering it was written 60 or so years ago, I found it to be fairly eye opening.

    11. corny , corny, I wanted to give this book a one but it got the extra star for the Michael wilde oration and the HOG IN THE HOUSE the only two parts of book worth reading Wouk s later works were so much better.

    12. Herman Wouk s first book Enjoyed reading this one and looking forward to his latest Sailor and Fiddler Reflections a a Hundred Year Old Author published in January 2016 He turned 101 in May 2016.

    13. Herman Wouk is a new favorite author Can t wait to read Marjorie Morningstar as soon as I find it in the non large print variety.

    14. I don t read much fiction This book sermed to move a little too slowly for my tastes, although I enjoyed the story and appreciated the author s style

    15. Good, fast read It was nothing spectacular, but it was an interesting glimpse into the world of advertising.

    16. Anyone pining for the next season of Mad Men like I am might derive some satisfaction from this amusing and occasionally uncanny take on the early days of advertising.

    17. This has a very different style from Wouk s other novels this was his first but was still very enjoyable.

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