July 31, 2015
"Thank you Mr. Doctorow for writing "WORLD'S FAIR". One of my all time favorite books. You will be missed. God Bless you and may you rest in peace."
July 26, 2015
"After reading "The March" last year, I was personally challenged to write my own work of historical fiction, borrowing a device that Edgar was brave enough to utilize in his work: a complete absence of QUOTATION MARKS! Although E.L.'s effort turned out wonderfully, mine still needs a lot of work...On behalf of all of the readers, and writers, influenced by his masterful work, I bid a fond farewell to Edgar Lawrence Doctorow. Although you will be sorely missed, your writing will no doubt live on, in the imaginations of your readers, and on the bookshelves of eternity."
July 25, 2015
"SAD TO LOSE ANOTHER GREAT AUTHOR, WHO BROUGHT THE JOY OF READING TO MANY, THROUGH HIS WORKS. PROBABLLY EVERYBODY HAS HEARD OR READ OF RAGTIME, AND BILLY BATHGATE. SHAME TO LOSE SUCH A TALENT. MY LATE UNCLE, JACK, COULD TESTIFY TO THAT. HE WAS J. D. SALINGER'S COMMANDING OFFICER, YES, THAT J. D. SALINGER, THAT WROTE, "CATCHER IN THE RYE", AND OTHER STORIES, DURING WWII, AND THEY CAME INTO FRANCE, VIA THE NORMANDY INVASION. IT IS A SHAME TO LOSE SUCH A SUCH A LITERARY MODERN GIANT, HE WILL BE TERRIBLY MISSED, BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN!"
(FORT WORTH, TX)
July 24, 2015
"A powerful thinker and writer, and supportive father and husband has departed down new path. He will be loved, cherished and remembered by all."
July 23, 2015
"Reading you expanded my world. Many of the characters and scenes you created remain vivid in my memory years after I experienced them. BILLY BATHGATE and LOON LAKE are my favorites among your novels. Thank for hours of pleasure.
Carol Corbin, Beaumont, Texas"