simply one of the best books I’ve read

16 09 2006

Book front cover

Title:
American Pastoral
Author:
Philip Roth
ISBN:
0099771810
Rating:
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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