This book flipped nearly all of my switches as a reader. It's a strange, melancholy, morally complex, grainy, often appalling and sometimes bleakly funny book...You will often feel shabby while reading The Voyeur's Motel. You are meant to. It's an intense book that reminds us that a problem of being alive is seeing things you hate but are attracted to anyway. It's possible to admire it while wanting to pluck out your own prying eyes.
New York Times
The Voyeur's Motel is a weird, fascinating and thoroughly uncomfortable story built from layers of complicity...makes creepily fascinating reading.
it is by turns fascinating and illuminating, very creepy and very funny, and will live in my memory long after many more doggedly accurate works have vanished into thin air.Craig Brown
Mail on Sunday
The Voyeur's Motel took my breath away... This is a brilliant, exhilarating, and haunting book.Frank Rich
The best non-fiction writer in America.Mario Puzo
Talese's... prose is distinctive for its precision, its silkiness, its attention to important details that lesser journalists routinely overlooked.Alan Moore, author of WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA
The most important non-fiction writer of his generation, the person whose work most influenced at least two generations of other reporters.David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian
First-rate... Well-told stories, their social message cumulative: a drastically transformed American sexuality has emerged during the past decades.
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