Series: The Albany Cycle

Author: William Kennedy

The Flaming Corsage (1997)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 1
I'm in something of a reading slump. The last two books I read were underwhelming. The one before that was ok, but had some big glaring problems that left me unsatisfied. Before that were there some good ones, but I'm reading at only a slightly maniacal pace lately, so it feels like it's been ...
Legs (1983)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 1
Roscoe (2002)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 4
Can Albany's political machine run without its star mechanic?William Kennedy's latest novel about Albany takes us back to the good old days when political corruption was fun. After a year without the Clintons in the White House, Roscoe is a bittersweet reminder of the comedy we've been missing in...
Very Old Bones (1993)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 3
Whenever I am asked to describe myself or something about myself (i.e. college/work) I always go straight to my various roles in my families:Daughter of ______ & _______Sister of ______&_____&________&______Mom to ______&_____wife to ________nieces to 20+ aunts and unclesetcIt is so rare that I s...
Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (1983)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 3
William Kennedy transports us to 1938 Albany and gives us the night-owl tour of its dive bars, whorehouses, greasy spoons, and pool-rooms. These are the churches of down-and-outers with colorful nicknames like Wrong-Way Corrigan, Daddy Big, and Slopie. Here men work hard at play. Here the father...