From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Outstanding ? Says what none dare.
Hypocrisy and political correctness eliminated in a way that makes the book as human but unsupportable as Sabbath himself. Read more
Whatever else you can say about Roth, I will give him this, he's about the only person I know who can take the act of urinating on someone's grave and turn it into an almost... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Battaglia
Mickey Sabbath, life long lecher, lothario ,voyeur and one time puppeteer of the Indecent Theatre Company, is in crisis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by An admirer of Saul
The characters are unbelievably sensuous and seem incapable of thinking of anything but sex. The story-telling ability of the author is tremendous but unnecessarily verbose; the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Irving D. Cohen
This was not one of Philip Roth's best novels but I marvel at his prose anyway. If you are uncomfortable with detailed sex scenes you will be at risk reading this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sam
A must read. Not a joyous read but certainly Roths best effort!Published 3 months ago by david e wormuth
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 7 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 7 months ago by Howie
Scurfy degenerate hero with indecent antics. Great writing, ugly story.Published 7 months ago by monalisabw