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User Review  - foof2you - LibraryThing

Interesting book about Alexander Portnoy and his complaint, actually should be, complaints. There are very many, his parents, religion, sex, his sex life all being told to his doctor. I would imagine ... Read full review

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User Review  - jeffome - LibraryThing

A rather unusual book........one that went along more easily than i would have thought had i known what i was diving into ahead of time. It is basically the ranting self-deprecating stream of ... Read full review

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User Review  - mccark - LibraryThing

For the first 20 or 30 pages I thought I was going to really love this book, but by a third in I was starting to get bored, and with the first mention of Monkey could see where it was going ... Read full review

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User Review  - alexrichman - LibraryThing

An unashamedly juvenile novel that discussed coprophilia and rampant onanism before the stars of American Pie were even twinkles in their fathers' testicles; if you can stomach the gross-out comedy, the portrait of a Jewish family is as brilliantly observed as you would expect from the author. Read full review

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User Review  - NoLongerAtEase - LibraryThing

Although many critics seem to think Portnoy's Complaint is a foundational work in the Philip Roth canon, and although I'm tempted, cetaris paribus, to agree with them, I don't think the book measures ... Read full review

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User Review  - yooperprof - LibraryThing

New Jersey Jewish boy grows up with sexual hang-ups in the 1940s and 50s and eventually becomes a real schmuck. Interesting historically - this was an enormous best-seller in the sexually liberating ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

"Naked Lunch" without the drugs, and as written by a fifteen year-old. Read full review


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