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PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

There are two voices in Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth's quasi-autobiographical tour de force, though both voices are the voices of the hero. The truer one is best represented by the remarkable section called "Jewish Blues." Here the theme is adolescent rage, middle class New Jersey misery, and filial ambivalence ("a Jewish man with parents alive is a 15-year-old boy, and will remain a 15-year ... Read full review

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User Review  - Natasha - Goodreads

fell in love with roths writing style - brilliant, laugh out loud funny but also very thought-provoking. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Dichter - Goodreads

Brilliant for a book that is part insight and part porn! Read full review

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User Review  - Bacchus Saint Angelo - Goodreads

Hilarouis book, absurd, wild and a lot of sexual compulsory behavouir. Alexander Portnoy a jewish boy with a dominant mother growing up in Newark, highly entertaining, fast paced and funny. He goes to a shrink to confess and opens up. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Excellent book. Alexander Portnoy is a piece of trash sexual deviant, but I couldn't help but love listening to him complain to his doctor about his tense relationship with his mother, his Jewish-ness ... Read full review

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User Review  - Donald - Goodreads

"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  - Tyler Jones - Goodreads

This is a book of its time. Reading it for the first time some thirty five years after it was first published gave me the impression that its huge popularity had more to do with that weird late ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lukasz Pruski - Goodreads

"Into his hat, for Christ's sake. Ven der putz shteht! Ven der putz shteht! Into the hat that he wears on his head!" Who can forget these words? I have just re-read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mic Parker - Goodreads

I read this in high school and I thought it was SO scandalous. I literally read it in secret. Read full review

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User Review  - Bogdan - Goodreads

Portnoy's complaint leaves the feeling the hero is destined to live with through his entire life. The feeling that "morality" and his sexual desires even the most perverted desires are blended and ... Read full review

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