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Mickey Sabbath's love for his dead mistress was so truthful and poignant.
With this book Philip Roth initiated what promises to be the most impressive "late phase" in American literature since the later works of Henry James.
Just based on his behavior, it is difficult to like or identify with the main character.
An extremely funny bucket of filth, King Lear and Fool combined as a depraved and exiled puppeteer, keeping us in suspension, bearing and grinning it and beating a dead whore,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Jakobsen
A sick mind writing about the depths of his own sickness. And how prolific this sickness. When he ventures off, it is as if he is the lost soul.Published 3 months ago by Howie
Scurfy degenerate hero with indecent antics. Great writing, ugly story.Published 3 months ago by monalisabw
I was disappointed. Previous novels by Roth have been much much betterPublished 5 months ago by Murti Maini
I was 50 pages into this book, hating the protagonist and thinking about discontinuing my read, when it hit me how fantastic a writer Roth has to be to make me intensely loathe his... Read morePublished 6 months ago by TMacPhail
Love Philip Roth, can't abide by this book. I am challenged by the need to suspend my belief when I read this work. Read morePublished 7 months ago by drdarst
Repetitiously smutty. The story was thin and in many areas unbelievable. I could not finish it and do not recommend it.Published 8 months ago by jackdoc
Brilliance, obstinance, many-layered, incredibly well written, a gift that you can never be all that thankful for because it's too freaking true.Published 9 months ago by Don
This did not live up to my expectations. I hadn't read a Philip Roth novel in years and apparently expected more thatn I eventually got. Read morePublished 11 months ago by tom thompson