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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

"You can no more make someone tell the truth than you can force someone to love you." First published in 1969, 'Portnoy's Complaint' is a long monologue, apparently to a psychiatrist, by Jewish ... Read full review

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User Review  - steadfastreader - LibraryThing

Thank FSM I finished this book. Maybe I'm not smart enough. Maybe I don't do well with this particular style of literature but dear lord! It's the rambling of a madman... more or less. Consumed and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt_Sessions - LibraryThing

PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT is about a man named Portnoy complaining. The titular character is a textbook Neurotic Jew, with every cliche within that descriptor thrown into the mix. His parents fulfill ... Read full review

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User Review  - aimless22 - LibraryThing

Difficult read. Learned too much about ways that boys, young and old, relieve their sexual urges. Not sure that the narrator came to any conclusions. I wished for comments from his doctor rather than the one-sided account of this man's "complaint" Read full review

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User Review  - atyson - LibraryThing

I was reminded of this whilst reading 'Atomised' - not that they are all that similar really. I fist read this many years ago (as a teenager) and remembered it as a novel about a young man who was a ... Read full review

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User Review  - MsStephie - LibraryThing

This has been on my bookshelf for 30 years. I think I would have found it funnier if I'd read it then, Alex just came across as a whinger. Read full review


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