WASHINGTON POST, Maureen Corrigan:
wholeheartedly recommend Jerome Doolittles Bear Hug. . . The climax is
riveting--as full of tension as Christmas Eve shopping at Toys-R-Us.
Doolittle writes an extremely
entertaining tale about a national outrage, with plenty of action and
suspense, and even more righteous anger . . . Jerome Doolittle writes with
the misanthropic passion of someone who, despite everything, cares deeply
about people--regular working Janes and Joes anyway.
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH:
Jerome Doolittle has
another winner in Bear Hug, an often hilarious misadventure disguised as a
tale of political intrigue. Bethany is perfectly cast as semi-hero, an
apparent buffoon who manages to outmaneuver several sophisticated financial
wizards. Doolittles plot has devious twists, weird characters and a
wild, totally unpredictable finale.
ALBANY TIMES UNION:
Tom Bethany is a
disillusioned veteran of the CIAs Air America operation in Laos,
simultaneously drawn to and repelled by politics, a man with a bleeding heart
and an iron hand.
LOS ANGELES TIMES:
angers more strongly recall the mini-essays John D. MacDonald used to plant
in his Travis McGee stories. Who but Doolittle might cite Albert Jay Nock
(1873-1945) and his Memoirs of a Superfluous Man? As against a
Jesus, Nock wrote, the historic choice of the mass-man goes
regularly to some Barrabas. Nock thought about doing a humorous essay on
how to recognize the Dark Ages when youre in them. Youre in
them, Tom Bethany answers to himself, when your country is hip-deep
in yellow ribbons and the only sensible voices left come from Russell Baker
and Doonesbury and Saturday Night Live.
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