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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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

I don’t propose to spend too long writing about this sordid and utterly unamusing novel – I have already wasted more than enough time reading it. The edition that I read was even more heavily strewn ... 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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