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by Philip Roth
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Book Thoughts rated it 4 months ago
This was a fascinating novel - mainly due to what I see on the news every day today. I loved the alternative history and the way Roth builds up the rise to fascism and the anti-Semitic tones of the story is impressive. The characters are also nicely done, but the story itself did not have me turni...
markk
markk rated it 4 years ago
I came to this book not out of interest in the novels of Philip Roth, but as a fan of alternate history. And this book is unlike any alternate history novel I have ever read, or am ever likely to read. In essence, it's a faux-memoir of the childhood of "Philip Roth," a Jewish kid growing up in an Am...
asandwich
asandwich rated it 4 years ago
This book was lent to me by my sister, who vaguely recollected that I liked the odd alternative history yarn here and there and suggested I read it ASAP. However, what I don't think she'd quite grasped was that my idea of 'alternative history' is really just fantastical tales of Victorian ladies and...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I liked Roth's style, which was eminently readable; I'd even describe the novel as a page-turner. The book's premise is fascinating: an alternate history where Charles Lindbergh defeated Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940 to become president of the United States and came to an accommodation with the ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
I was hesitant to even start The Plot Against America and within the first few pages I was audibly groaning. I didn't really want to read 391 pages of alternate history where the author takes his personal political philosophy and tries to pass it off as a story. But it was Philip Roth—the Philip Rot...
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it 6 years ago
The book is pretty short (416 easy pages in the trade paperback) and the characters are all very believable. The scariest part of the book is the fact that it all seems like it could happen at any time, even today, if the wrong people had power; and perhaps, if your a Muslim in America you may feel ...
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it 6 years ago
The book is pretty short (416 easy pages in the trade paperback) and the characters are all very believable. The scariest part of the book is the fact that it all seems like it could happen at any time, even today, if the wrong people had power; and perhaps, if your a Muslim in America you may feel ...
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it 6 years ago
The book is pretty short (416 easy pages in the trade paperback) and the characters are all very believable. The scariest part of the book is the fact that it all seems like it could happen at any time, even today, if the wrong people had power; and perhaps, if your a Muslim in America you may feel ...
The Bookchemist
The Bookchemist rated it 6 years ago
Roth's dystopic vision of Nazi-supporting America is a clever reflection on antisemitism supported by a solid, well-paced and entertaining novel.Video-review:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT5rnB1-hus&feature=plcp
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it 6 years ago
Hard to review, this one. I'm quite keen on Roth's works in general, but I wasn't so convinced here. I still found it enjoyable—just not as much as others of his novels.What I liked:* The "what if..." aspect (that's why I had picked this book, after all). I have such a soft spot for these, especiall...
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