Being There

Being There

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Publisher: HBJ, 1971, c1970 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1971, c1970]
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780151117000
0151117004
Branch Call Number: KOS

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StevenOClark Aug 26, 2017

Brilliant I thought. Clever. Spare.

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Bookworm1562
Apr 19, 2017

"Being There" is a satire on politics, politicians and society. Though published in 1970, its messages may resound even louder today. Is it possible that a large segment of our society, and others, could actually be bamboozled into supporting someone who says nothing of substance for higher office? Good question Kosinski.

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dianelivia
May 12, 2015

A far better film than novel. This is a bit boring. The satire falls flat because no visual sense is created. Not very good.

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DENISEFRANK
Jan 12, 2015

The film is not as good as the book. Not at all.

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orphicfiddler
Jun 22, 2012

I'm used to the Kosinski of The Painted Bird and Steps, so this was a nice light surprise coming from him. The satire also holds up beautifully - if I hadn't known, I never would have supposed this book was written forty years ago (not, at least, until I got to the Soviet ambassador). Fun stuff, anyhow. I'm looking forward to watching the film adaptation with Peter Sellers.

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