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This is one of Roth's best books. I had read it many years ago and enjoyed it more the second time around!Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of Philip Roth's best.
Amazing writing,highly recommend that it's part of anyone's reading list,will tell all my friends to read it.
So boring! Poorly written and overly verbose. This book drones on and on. Neither the story or the characters in it have any redeeming qualities.Published 7 months ago by JaneDoe
This novel from 1967 is not what one might expect from Philip Roth. It is neither about Jewish people or problems, nor is it funny or ironical, nor is there his alter ego in the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by H. Schneider
I had wanted to read a book by Philip Roth for a while, and I must say I was disappointed!
The characters were real and interesting, but the plot was sloooooooooow, to... Read more
Although I've read almost all of Philip Roth's books, this is the first pre-"Portnoy" novel I've tackled. Very strange to think this book was written by the same man. Read morePublished on August 29, 2005 by Steve
When I started reading this, I almost gave up on it. It seemed a little slow and fairly dull. But once I got into the book, it started to get more interesting, perhaps I just... Read morePublished on October 13, 2004 by Jana Taylor
The beginning of the book is very slow moving and at times confusing. It does progress into a more enjoyable read. The ending is an astounding and sad. Read morePublished on April 24, 2004 by C Gosnell