November 19th, 2007

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Philip Roth – Everyman



Philip Roth – Everyman (07-051)

The Plot against America was the first book I read by Roth and I was really impressed. This ring book was a good opportunity to get more familiar with Roth, often praised, every year a favourite to win the Noble price for literature.

The story about the Jewish main character going through life until he finally dies, as he himself predicted at reasonable old age, does not appeal to me as much as ‘the plot’ did. It was certainly a nice book to read, I’m glad I have. It was fun to see how human the character was, with all his flaws, with his ability for self reflection, but it didn’t hit home as I hoped.

Probably me I guess. The next Roth book is already on my shelf. It’ll have to wait a bit though. Other books to be read first.

Number: 07-051
Title: Everyman
Author: Philip Roth
Language: English (US)
Year: 2006
# Pages: 184 (9173)
Category: Fiction
ISBN: 978-022407-8690