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Antics of school boys in the t This is the kind of book I would recommend to my mother. There is some debate whether this is really fiction; however it was published as a novel. Full of humor, quite delightful, and very safe, with a nice moral at the end. Hernan all 5 comments.

There are lots of parts where I giggled or chuckled. It has been rerereread. An all time favorite book.

It sounds a lot like patrols. I’m really glad I did. Raised in Chicago, she made Aliyah to Israel in with her husband and young daughter.

The City Boy Book Summary and Study Guide

How many of you have complained woui whole time you were participating in something In Herbie’s case summer camp. I think I had heard of it before because the main character’s name, Herbie Bookbinder, sounded familiar to me, but I had never read it.

A big packing case would have done as well. Okay, so I don’t think it is a good idea to be too hard on Lucille. If you like the little snippet I’ve quoted, you will love this book. Ein Buch, das am Ckty als “Klassiker, der sicher irgendwann den Status eines Huckleberry Finn erreich wird” angepriesen wird.

Herbie Bookbinder’s Bronx: Revisiting Herman Wouk’s CITY BOY – Fig Tree Books

Think hall monitor or patrols, if you’re American. I went back to it a few weeks ago and decided to give it another try; but still, there were so many things that just didn’t resonate with either the now-me or the then-me that I gave up. Had the Egyptian artist who painted the walls known that he was decorating a love retreat for two Hebrew children who would ignore his decorations four thousand ckty later, he might not have worked so hard and so successfully to make his colors permanent.


He became a fulltime writer in to support his growing family. Some Douk personnel complained at the time that Wouk had taken every twitch of every commanding officer in the Navy and put them all into one character, but Captain Queeg has endured as one of the great characters in American fiction.

Outside the bunk, however, Herbie’s designation was fixed.

It’s not rosy to take a look at heramn kid and see the hope and the berman stuff. I first read citt City Boy” inwhen I was ten. I could not put the book down and hermab every joy and every diappointment along with Herbie as the book progressed. Two and a half stars. He’s a chubby, clumsy fellow, but very smart, and prone to wild crushes; as the book opens, his heart is broken when his teacher marries, but later that day, he falls for a girl at his school, which leads to mos I read an excerpt of this book back in the s in a 7th grade English anthology; late last year I finally made the effort to find out the title and author, so that early this year I could read the whole book.

I could read this book over and over and never get tired of it. Wouk has a way of describing the life events of children that really rings true with wit and humor.

I doubt Herbie returns next summer. It’s a very funny and very moving book. I had never heard of it and didn’t expect much, but ended up loving it. He was not in the top tier of school authoritative system with the garbage band. This story is labeled as a novel. It’s funny that the counselors are called “aunt” and “uncle. I personally quite enjoyed this book from the very beginning. If only herrman could feel like the teacher at the front with the wider view more often as opposed to the kid caught sneaking around ugh.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s not easy to find except online It’s a timeless coming-of-age tale set in the Bronx in the s. There was one in my class who had a different girlfriend every day. Feb 25, Callie rated it liked it. bky

bog This is the story of the last half of the school year when Herbie is 11 and the summer that follows it when he goes to a summer camp run by his school’s pricipal. I would compare ckty book to the old black and white movie ‘The Little Rascals’. A lonesome, quiet situation, you might say, yet he had plenty of company. The story of eleven year old Herbie Bookbinder, his infatuation with red-headed Lucille Glass, and his first experience at a questionably-run summer camp ciity the Berkshires where he learns much about the adult world around him.

That is going to be his life. His trials and tribulations still ring true today. Why isn’t this book considered a classic? Herbie’s fortunes rise and fall increasingly suddenly and sharply throughout the book, culminating in a final sequence in which he takes wildly risky steps to become camp hero, and his successes are taken away from him at the last minute.

In many of his novels Wouk evinces through his characters a love of Cittparticularly in use of language to set mood.