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4.0 out of 5 stars I found all the stories absorbing and sharply observed...
I know the description above probably might seem a little cliched, and the stuff of paperback reviews, but I really did find the stories excellent, particularly 'Goodbye Columbus'. The only problem I could see was that some aspects of its sexual politics might need to be explained to people who didn't grow up in 1940s and '50s America... Nevertheless, the story's...
Published on 19 Feb 2002

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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Enjoyed the short story format and Roth's amusng.readable style (and Jewish angst!).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I found all the stories absorbing and sharply observed..., 19 Feb 2002
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I know the description above probably might seem a little cliched, and the stuff of paperback reviews, but I really did find the stories excellent, particularly 'Goodbye Columbus'. The only problem I could see was that some aspects of its sexual politics might need to be explained to people who didn't grow up in 1940s and '50s America... Nevertheless, the story's sharpness and originality have stood the test of time and it still carries a real sting, and some psychological truths, over 40 years later.
The other stories are also insightful and engrossing and well worth reading.
I'd recommend the book to anyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely one of the best books I've ever read, 10 Jun 2012
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I've just discovered Philip Roth and I think I've found my kind of author. Besides the fact that all stories in this book focus on the Jewish customs and way of living (something I found tedious), Roth approaches life and all of its hidden aspects with such brilliance. I found myself smiling at his genius in the precision of words he used to describe the narrator's feelings and secret thoughts. He really gets you into the protagonist's head and helps you relate to him/her. Great writer!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 30 Jun 2014
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Yep.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 2 Oct 2014
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Enjoyed the short story format and Roth's amusng.readable style (and Jewish angst!).
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Please use better stickers!!!, 1 Nov 2013
The book arrived earlier than it was estimated, the condition as described ,lm 200% satisfied. The only negative point is that the stickers in the jacket were impossible to remove without damaging it .
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 26 Sep 2014
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Peculiar style of writing and an even odder storyline. very modern I suppose for the time it was written
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good call!!, 4 Nov 1998
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a very interesting debate about love of social classes
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Must do better., 18 May 2001
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Not a book I imagine that Roth will look back on with especial pride. In truth the opening tale in this book of short stories is stiff, turgid and an ordeal to read. The best idea would be to skip it completely, but it does take up about half the book. The rest of the stories however are more absorbing and some are actually quite excellent. Eli the Fanatic stands out as a great story. Whether the full book is worth the cash is a different matter though.
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