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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.
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 7 days ago by Sam
A must read. Not a joyous read but certainly Roths best effort!Published 1 month 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 4 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 4 months ago by Howie
Scurfy degenerate hero with indecent antics. Great writing, ugly story.Published 5 months ago by monalisabw
I was disappointed. Previous novels by Roth have been much much betterPublished 7 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 7 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 9 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 9 months ago by jackdoc