September 16, 2006

simply one of the best books I've read

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5 out of 5 stars

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

This really is an outstanding book. The basic plot Swede Levov, high school sports star and inheritor of glove manufacturing empire, lives the American dream but then it all falls apart when his daughter decides to join the anti-Vietnam protests in the most dramatic way.

But really this doesn’t capture it Roth covers the full sweep of the post-war American landscape here in the most extraordinarily powerful way.

Can’t really do it justice here well worth the Pulitzer though!


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