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Nemesis

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

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    The First Review

    I hate being the one to write the first review. I dread that others will come along later and point out how I didn't get the book at all, or I missed the important stuff. And a Phillip Roth novel- no reviews yet? Roth's new novel, Nemesis, is about a polio epidemic in 1944. The war is going on when suddenly young people throughout Newark are hit by polio. Roth befuddles me often as his books are either very appealing or a big turnoff to me. But Nemesis is magnificent. It brings the epidemic home, engages the reader as it both educates and infuriates, and the real Nemesis proves to be God, not polio. No, I didn't give anything away there as it is only my interpretation. But you will find yourself having many conversations with yourself when you put this short novel down.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

    Pass this one up.

    It appears to me that Mr Roth, in his old age of 78, has gotten into a position of putting out publications which are trashy in order to reap in great profits by depending on his past great works. This tale of about 130 pages devotes the first 100 pages to a somewhat interesting story which he drops like a hot potato. After the story somewhat ends at page 100, Roth uses the next 30 pages to sort of explain what and why the first 100 occured. It's as if Roth wrote the first hundred pages and decided that he had given enough of himself and then tried to close out in the next senseless 30 pages.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2010

    a polio dirge

    Mr. Ross is always worthwhile, but I feel this is one of his lesser achievements. I never really felt it went any where. It rather droned on and was lacking the thematic and narrative flare of his other works. Rather flat all around. A title in his minor catalog.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

    somewhat disappointed

    I had looked forward to reading this book, however I was somewhat disappointed. It felt repetitive and somewhat "preachy". There was little character development, ended somewhat abruptly, and was about two hundred pages too short. It could have been a great book instead it turned out to be mediocre at best

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 15, 2013

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    <br>Appearance: Long red glossy ringlets, grey swirling eyes that are heavily lashed, full lips, very busty and curvy, 5"0, she wears a black two peice suit, the bottoms are much like a bikini bottom but slightly longer, and black belt is loosly wore on her hips sideways, she wears black boots that come to the middle of her thighs with about 4" heels and her top fits like a sports bra, leaving her stomach bare. On her right arm she wars a long black sleeve glove that stops just below her shoulder on top of her glove is a silver snake that wraps around her arm.
    <br>Weapons: Her two twin eagle swords that are sheathed on her back, and darkness. She us a manipulator and can use the dark to manipulate you and make you do things you wouldn't normally do. She is also seductive and can use that against you as well.

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    Posted August 16, 2013

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    Is at naplo last res. Excluding the crush and bf part.

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