Book Reviews of The Counterlife

The Counterlife
The Counterlife
Author: Philip Roth
ISBN-13: 9780140097696
ISBN-10: 0140097694
Publication Date: 1/5/1988
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
I had ordered and read this books for a 20th century American Novels course. Although the narrative frame was very interesting and that seemed to be what was pointed out most by the professor, I felt a different book would have better suited this (i.e. O'Brien going after Cacciato). The subject matter in the novel is slightly controversial which is why I felt the conversation surrounding this work by Roth did not focus much on that. Novel brings up interesting points/themes, but this is not one of my favorite novels by any means. Plus, none of the characters are very likable/relate-able
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Good novel.
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Not for everybody, but a great novel for those who enjoy metafiction!
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It's Philip Roth. Nothing more needs to be said.