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Sep heerman, JCB rated it it was amazing. It’s not like there weren’t boys doing the same thing. Herbie is neither completely the hero nor the villan. The result was a publisher’s contract sent to Wouk’s ship, then off the coast of Okinawa. He has a stern, silent father, and a soft, loving mother who do their best to raise him and his sister. They are together inside the top of the Statue of Liberty and Davey, a handsome neighborhood friend of Lucille’s, has just hermwn by and conversed briefly with Lucille, to the discomfiture of Herbie: That is not a reflection on the book, but like A Separate Peace and The Hermah in the Ryeit just didn’t appeal; not now, and not then.
I hdrman read this book over and over and never get tired of it. Throughout the book, Wouk satirizes the conventions of summer camp life, especially the well-honed methods the camp director has of maintaining morale at its highest just before the children are likely to report back to hoy parents, while keeping every cost at its lowest, and compares summer camp to the rest of society with self-appointed clubs of the “best people,” etc.
Wouk has a way of describing the life events of children that really rings true with wit and humor. Jan 22, Alana rated it really liked it. They loved it and agree that it’s a wonderful book. Hey, I told you I have an inferiority complex.
Herbie’s city world is one of endless daydreams and small urban pleasures: Said LA book was produced in NYC, of course, and was heavy on extracts from books about NYC or written by those enamoured of it–which meant that as a preteen in a small rural community in the Midwest, I didn’t catch a lot of the references or vocabulary.
His main character, Herbie Bookbinder is a fantastic creation, and it takes little imagination to make the jump from the bookish Herbie to an imaginary “Hermie” I read this as part of my “read everything ever written about the Bronx” kick, but found that it woul fit into wou, one of my favorite subgenres: He married Betty Sarah Brown inwith whom he had three sons: Why isn’t this book considered a classic?
City Boy gets shit for being too rosy viewed about Jewish life in the Bronx in the s. Nun, ganz dieser Meinung bin ich nicht.
Herbie Bookbinder’s Bronx: Revisiting Herman Wouk’s CITY BOY – Fig Tree Books
I loved this little book. Preview — City Boy by Herman Wouk. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Erstaunt war ich vor allem auch, wie ‘modern’ es damals schon war. She still tries to make the time to read and write as much as she can.
The City Boy
But we already know life sucks! There is an overarching plot, but mostly hernan book functions as a set of linked episodes, most of which would work fine in isolation. It’s a very funny and very moving book. Raised in Chicago, she made Aliyah to Israel in with her husband and young daughter.
I would have resented that. That, I think, is why his story is so engaging and so enjoyable.
I read this to my kids when they were in elementary school, one chapter each night. I liked City Boy, although the romance of the 11 year old boy was obviously fictional. My grandfather gave me a lot of books and this was not among them. I don’t even know which is his house. But this was a completely different feel of course being about an 11 year old boy.
I was like Herbie.
An amused and ironic look at growing up in the Bronx of the s, as a rotund and bookish year-old. View all 4 comments.