Seize the Day

Seize the Day

Book - 2003
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The story of Tommy Wilhelm, an honest, hard-working man who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and part of his sanity as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780142437612
Branch Call Number: FICTION 2003
Characteristics: xxiii, 114 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Ozick, Cynthia


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Jan 07, 2018

This was a fairly interesting story until about halfway through, then it became just plain tedious, as the character of Dr. Tamkin kept talking and talking, mostly about nothing, and it was as boring to read as it would have been to listen to him had he been a real-life person one was having a conversation with, or more accurately, being forced to listen to. I couldn't take it anymore and stopped reading just past the halfway point of the book.

Mar 09, 2016

A splendid and touching novel about the complex relationship between an estranged father and his adult son who live in the same boarding hotel in NYC. The son, in his forties, is separated from his wife and kids and suffering from financial woes that his father seems indifferent to. The father is a narcissistic retired doctor who loves to brag about his son's accomplishments.

Sep 06, 2011

Wilhelm, the main character, in his mid 40's, finds himself seperated from his wife, unemployed, and almost broke, with a well to do father who will not help him. His only acquaintance, a con man who has invested Wilhems last $700.00 in the futures market, is his only friend. Short, more a novelette with only a few characters, I especially enjoyed Wilhelm's relationship with his ungiving father...Good read


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