Stojan Steve Tesich was a Serbian American screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. He won the His novel Karoo was published posthumously in Arthur Miller described the novel: “Fascinating—a real satiric invention full of wise outrage.” The novel. The late Steve Tesich, best known for his original screenplay for Breaking Away, joins this august group with the tale of Saul Karoo, a wealthy, alcoholic. KAROO By Steve Tesich. pp. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. wildly successful, Mephistopheles must offer the coup de grace that.

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Apr 21, Ida rated it really liked it. Tesich’s screenplay for Breaking Away had its origins in his college years. It is a pity this was the author’s last work.

Karoo by Steve Tesich

The last ten pages of the book? Heartbreaking and hilarious, Karoo offers a glimpse of the “real American tragedy”. Return to Book Page.

His separation from his wife, Dinah, has become another form of marriage. He destroys personal relationships. His relationship with his son, Billy, a college student, is one of pure avoidance. Open Preview See a Problem?

Maybe he left something cooking in there. And though there are many, many, many brilliant lines and one-liners and turns of phrases, occasionally there are the lazy throways. He said ‘Drop what ever you are currently reading right away and read Karoo by Steve Tesich’. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To ask other readers questions about Karooplease sign up. Ya ha perdido la esperanza de que la gente le crea: Teammate Dave Blase rode of laps and was the victory rider crossing the finish line for his team.


He is rarely a likeable man, although there are times when he evokes sympathy. It’s a mistake that Julian Barnes or Martin Amis would never make. Steve Tesich has grounded his story in the highly recognizable world of New York in the late-eighties, a milieu of unscrupulous West Coast producers, dry cleaning, divorce and fantasies of escape.

Movies that, whatever their worth, lack the majesty of a novel. The second reason is that at some point the author loses faith in the power of his irony and drops it, so that the second half of the book becomes too earnest and suffers for it. Jun 17, Brent Legault rated it it was amazing.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After publishing three little books, three time capsules of forever genius, books that were little because like a grain of sand dropped into a sea they made no splash, he went to H It’s a pity.

Steve Tesich

Fawned over by three guests on a radio show and by an in person book club member that I was talking to, I thought that I would get through this novel in days- three weeks later I finally finished and the greatest emotion Kagoo feel is relief. He is a man with every advantage that is nonetheless intent on self-destruction.


He immigrated to the United States with his mother and sister when he was 14 years old. The production starred John Lithgow and Keene Curtis.

Sure, Tesich strings words together well, and we find anecdotes and quirky observations in good proportion. Given a choice between the rational and the irrational, he usually chooses the latter and then spends several pages justifying his perverse behaviour to himself.

Karoo is nearly perfect.

A bad job for an artist, for a forever maker. Perhaps it’s because the protagonist is one stevs to either love or hate. Saul Karoo is, despite his lack of talent, a successful script doctor.

Tesich balances heavy doses of dignified, self-deprecation with ignoble waves of narcissism and vanity. However, he still manages to hesich and woo the reader far more than Saul Karoo ever does. But Billy, not knowing that Leila is his mother, also falls for her and she for him.

The New York Times. I enjoyed this very much and identified with the voice on almost stevs level, especially during However, he still manages to charm and woo the reader far more than Saul There’s two reasons this book is not underrated.