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His writing is captivating. I agree with a previous comment that his works should be required reading in school, especially this day in age. So ahead of it's time, that even now it's relevant. Ended abruptly, but only because I didn't want it to end.
I bought Tell Me How Long The Train's Been Gone still swooning over Baldwin's Another Country. To my disappointment, this book did not have the same complexity, depth, nor energy that Another Country had. I found myself sticking to the book in some hopes that I would reach the same feeling of satisfaction and rapture that I found with Another Country, or Giovanni's Room. Not a complete waste of time, but not Baldwin's best.