Portnoy's Complaint

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Vintage International, 1994 - Fiction - 289 pages
Thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality and at the same time held back by the iron grip of his childhood, Alexander Portnoy is one of Philip Roth's most intriguing and hilarious characters. A deliciously funny book, absurd and exuberant, wild and uproarious.--The New York Times.

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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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