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User Review  - bjkelley - LibraryThing

274 pages that turn out to be a rant to a psychiatrist. I read this book a few pages at a time and really enjoyed it. I can't imagine sitting down and reading it in one fell swoop. Looking forward to seeing the movie now and seeing how they adapted the book to the screen. Read full review

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User Review  - DanTarlin - LibraryThing

I decided to reread this novel, which I first read 30 years ago in high school. It doesn't read quite as well this time in light of 2021 values. For one thing, there's a disturbing sexual assault ... Read full review

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User Review  - superpeer - LibraryThing

Portnoy's complaint is a really insightful and funny book. Although for some reason I found it a bit hard to read much of it at once, it was still an enjoyable read. The way Roth talks about Portnoy's ... Read full review

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User Review  - xiaomarlo - LibraryThing

Hey, I know! Let's throw in an attempted rape scene right at the end, and then not really address or deal with it properly! It can act as a symbol whilst at the same time trivializing the event. Four stars for brilliant, quotable writing. Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Roth makes us laugh in this rather sad tale of a Jewish boy, growing up a weirdly familiar landscape. A rambling confession of a man's growing pains in an oppressive family. Groundbreaking at the time. Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

"So. Now you know the worst thing I have ever done. I fucked my own family's dinner." This is just one of many hilarious, and brashly descriptive images from this book! Holy mackerel is it raw and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

"So. Now you know the worst thing I have ever done. I fucked my own family's dinner." This is just one of many hilarious, and brashly descriptive images from this book! Holy mackerel is it raw and ... Read full review

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User Review  - OscarWilde87 - LibraryThing

"Portnoy's Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse ... Read full review

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User Review  - steller0707 - LibraryThing

Offensive, funny, full of angst, Alexander Portnoy delivers some caustic commentary on growing up Jewish. Read full review

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User Review  - SnowcatCradle - LibraryThing

The fact that this novel is considered controversial is the greatest recommendation that I can give. Read full review


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