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"At once a bittersweet love story, a wickedly funny novel of manners and an unsentimental meditation on mortality and the nuclear abyss. Always witty--and still profound--the book paints a truthful picture of our dreadful, comic times."--Vanity Fair
"A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness."--The New York Times
"The great California novel has been written in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy."--Gore Vidal