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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.
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 3 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 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 4 months ago by tom thompson
Mickey Sabbath, on first acquaintance, is one of the most disgusting men I have had the good fortune never to meet, but Roth's style is so brilliant that one feels empathy before... Read morePublished 5 months ago by nmscott
What has Sabbath been seeking all his life? Is his creator, the author, Sabbath? Irreverent, egotistical, selfish,etc. Roth lets the reader draw his/her own conclusions. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tiana T. Smilow
"Sabbath's Theater" is a complex, disturbing novel. It centers around 64-year old Mickey Sabbath, a former puppeteer retired due to arthritis. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Minnie the Moocher
This is a very well written and somewhat naughty book, which I guess is expected of Roth. It's not porn because there is no enjoyment in the sexual stuff. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cathie Freeman