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billy bathgate

Date Submitted: 09/25/2004 16:26:36
Category: / Literature / Novels
Length: 7 pages (2031 words)
Billy Bathgate Billy Bathgate, is a book of a young boy’s transition into manhood. It is an amazingly well-written book that intrigued me the entire way through. It starts out in Billy’s hometown, the Bronx of New York in the twenties; a time of social unrest and prohibition. The apartment building Billy lives in is not the epitome of cleanliness. The streets are littered with papers and loud noises of the trains that …
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…in my opinion were more well written than many of the classics I have read in other English classes. I would recommend this book to any one, especially boy’s, since it is based on a young boy’s life. Billy Bathgate, wasn’t the usual predictable book, one where you can tell where the story is going in the first couple chapters. I have opened up a new gate for a really accomplished author.
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