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Indignation

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  • Posted August 18, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    An odd, but engaging book

    I had never read Philip Roth prior to reading Indignation and was pleased with this novel, though I found it an odd piece of writing. In spite of his youth and "seriousness," Messner is an engaging character, if a bit histrionic at moments.

    The "I am dead" revelation was a it surprising. Maybe more astute readers than I would have seen it coming, but I did not. I don't see what it did to help the novel along. It only served to minimize the sense of foreboding that Roth had been developing up to that point.

    It's certainly worth reading, though. And I am likely going to try another Philip Roth novel very soon.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Maybe It's Just Me

    I have enjoyed some of Philip Roth's writing but I often find it a little too much and this novel fits that category. I found the novel hard to put down but at the same time I found all of the characters to be more parodies of themselves than believable. I would caution readers to consider this novel more a stury of an odd teenager than a representation of the times or the life of a Jewish teen from Newark in the 50's. That is not to imply there was no anti-semitism but I think Marcus had many unlikeable traits that were the cause of his problems, not the fact that he was Jewish.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Indignation

    Heard a lot of great things about the author, but was unimpressed. Book was very "ok".

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