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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

This book is relentless. It doesn't end - it just goes on and on and on, imagine a small kid telling you are long story on just one breath - this is how this book reads. And, its brilliantly written ... Read full review

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

I really hated Philip Roth's novel "Portnoy's Complaint." I really didn't care for this whiny narrator, his obsession with sex and his mommy issues. I can't find anything redeeming to say about it at all -- so I'm moving on after having read a little more than half. Read full review

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User Review  - hbergander - LibraryThing

Among Northern German booksellers, Roth’s book at the first edition was classified as Schweinkram (smut). Lovely tolerated smut, as it was a good seller. Forty years later, Portnoy’s Complaint has become a modern classic, whilst Schweinkram nearly seems to be fit for good society. Read full review

PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT

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There are two voices in Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth's quasi-autobiographical tour de force, though both voices are the voices of the hero. The truer one is best represented by the remarkable ... Read full review

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User Review  - refice - LibraryThing

Portnoy’s Complaint is the story of a young Jewish man recounting events of his childhood to an unseen therapist. At 33, Alexander Portnoy has yet to find the right woman with whom to share a coveted ... Read full review

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User Review  - mikemillertime - LibraryThing

Sloppy, angry, mean, stupid and not funny, this book's biggest crime is thiking itself far smarter than it actually is. The wannabe pop psychology - Freud & Oedipus and Psych 101 - that frames the ... Read full review

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User Review  - dczapka - LibraryThing

Despite approaching its 40th year in publication, Portnoy's Complaint still reads with an urgency and frankness that is surprising and contagious, a quality that saves it from a somewhat repetitive ... Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

I was led to a new "window" into Consciousness by Philip Roth. I am now embarassed to admit, I had always avoided reading this work, right up until I actually read it. In my first exposures to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

Awful book about a creepy guy and his incredibly misogynist ways. I can't believe I ever read a Roth book again after this. Yuck, yuck, yuck. Read full review

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User Review  - Melissande - LibraryThing

Brilliant! Read full review


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