It seemed like a lot of the reviews/things I read after I Googled Mailer’s Barbary Shore spoke negatively about this puppy, but I really enjoyed it. Maybe because where I’m sitting is a little far removed from Socialism of the ‘50s and whatever commentary he’s making about it. I have no idea. But I like it. And there are heroes and villains, the Brooklyn-sixty-years-ago kind. And lots of cigarettes. Thumbs up.