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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

A haunting story of childhood trauma and depression. Roth succeeds in recreating what it's like growing up and not always understanding everything we witness. Also vividly portrays life in New York as an immigrant. Read full review

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User Review  - JVioland - LibraryThing

Growing up in an immigrant family in New York. A very good read which leads to an understanding of how our ancestors lived in an alien culture and became assimilated into the fabric of America. Read full review

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User Review  - ffortsa - LibraryThing

This is a classic story of immigrants, people who take the chance of not only a new country but a new way of life. Albert has come to New York City from rural eastern Europe, and when the book opens ... Read full review

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User Review  - selfcallednowhere - LibraryThing

It took me awhile to get into this book, but I think that was mostly because I was having a very hard time concentrating on it at first. Once I did I got *very* into it--I read the whole last 300 ... Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

The novel tells the story of a child arrived in the slums of New York in 1907, raised by immigrant Polish Jews. Through David's eyes, his father becomes suspicious of him. His warm-hearted mother is also isolated, by language. The boy scuttles through the streets like a frightened animal. Read full review

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User Review  - Citizenjoyce - LibraryThing

Such a fascinating study of Jewish immigrants to the US in the early 1900's. What a shame it was marred with an obsession with sex. There's a reason I stopped watching Woody Allen movies after he ... Read full review

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User Review  - eysman - LibraryThing

a harsh, gritty, looming novel. the first sentence is so perfect . One of the great New York novels. it has such overwhelming life to it. Roth had such a profound writer's block,only decades later did ... Read full review

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User Review  - messpots - LibraryThing

This is a magnificent book, and to describe it as a portrait of 'the immigrant experience' or 'Jewish life' not only misses the mark but will make a reader impatient for impossible details. Everything ... Read full review

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User Review  - cherish - LibraryThing

As a general fan of turn-of-the-century stuff, I really wanted to like this book. It would have been much better if Roth had cut out about half of the length of the book. On the other hand, it wasn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - lxydis - LibraryThing

more like "go to sleep" Read full review


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