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That is the book's critical flaw - Alex Portnoy is not a likeable character.
I've never laughed out loud during a book as many times as I did during this one; it was a welcome reminder of how truly fun it can be to read a great book.
Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint meets (and in ways exceeds) its reputation as one of the best and most provocative books of the 20th century.
If you ever wanted to imagine "50 Shades of Grey" but from a Jewish perspective, this may be the closest you'll ever come. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Michael Battaglia
Starts off funny but the continual whining monologue becomes tedious fairly quickly.Published 18 days ago by Jamie Best
Even better than it was when I first read it many years ago.Published 1 month ago by Gerald S. Tanenbaum
Excellent writing but the sexual encounters with The Monkey were a bit hard "to swallow." Alex was 'meshuga' for certain.Published 1 month ago by Mel Kessler
Don't bother reading this unless you are from this exact generation and socioeconoomic class as it is otherwise boring and irrelevantPublished 2 months ago by Mark Kraft
Soft core 60's porn. Buyt at your own risk,. Amusing for about half an hour, then tiresome.Published 2 months ago by Rusty7