" Holy shit this was depressing. Jude is strange and lovely, with the hard task of bridging 19th c. realism with the expressionist modern novel. Freudian internal strife, cultural expulsion, puritanical masochism, haunting ethereal characterizations (at times melodramatic;the little imp child Father Time? jesus), broken shattered dreams. And, Sue, get a vibrator already. "
— Leslie, 1/11/2014