Publish date: May 9th 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
Series: Nemeses (#1)
This is my first Philip Roth novel and it is a difficult book to rate. The writing is well done and Roth certainly knows how to get in the mind of his character. The problem for me was that I didn't particularly care for the main character or the focus of the story on his health and mortality. It ...
4.5 - I did not like the reader that much - but the book itself is tight, and moving, and frightening....
I think I'm giving this one 5 stars because I felt it spoke to me on a very fundamental level. I am, as was the main character in this book, a non-believer who has pondered deeply the concept of death, and its implications as one who does not subscribe to the idea of an afterlife. When the main ch...
Paperback: 192 pagesPublisher: Vintage (5 April 2007)Language EnglishISBN-10: 0099501465ISBN-13: 978-0099501466I have heard great things about Philip Roth so I ventured in via this book. This is about a man in his contrition and illness in late life before he has the operation that renders him dead....
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