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This is my second read through most of Roth and this one remains one of my favorites.
I will only say that we are left to ponder what is and is not real, not just in this book but in our own lives as well.
Neither character, unfortunately, comes across as sympathetic - one on purpose, but not the other.
3.5 if I could give it an additional half-star. Like many (I'm guessing), I would have liked this a little better had it been cut by a third, or, at least a quarter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth A. Gibson
This a fascinating doppleganger book that keeps you wondering if it really happened. The political complexity that
is woven through the book pitting Philip Roth against... Read more
There's a Magnetic Fields song called "I Wish I Had An Evil Twin", in which the singer fantasizes about how great it would be if his evil twin did exist, since then he could do all... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Battaglia
Many reviews already describe the main features of this book, and my review tackles it from a different angle. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jan Peczkis
A brilliant performance, enhancing the text as I remember. Of course, there is much more and as usual with Roth, too much sexual detail, but the idea of antisemitism a disease,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Experienced Audiophile
Couldn't even finish the book, and I never do that. His rambling style becomes very cumbersome, boring and hard to read. Its very hard to even follow a story line. Read morePublished 14 months ago by bob spangard
For me OPERATION SHYLOCK never began "operating". After a considerable time I simply placed aside for another time and went on to something else. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Reece
This book is about many things. It is an exploration of a writer's identity. It is an attempt to analyze the Jewish situation in the world, and especially that of the relation... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Shalom Freedman
I am a fan of Roth's. However, as it happens with every writer, I feel sometimes disappointed with his work. Too huge to always meet expectations. Read morePublished on October 17, 2012 by Anna Maria Cossiga