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The Plot Against America

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

It Could have happened!

This novel was disturbing, frightening, and all to realistic. When I read what unfolded in American life under Lindburgh's presidency, it was like being slammed in the head by a two by four. How could this happen here? The book is a blueprint for disassembling our de...
This novel was disturbing, frightening, and all to realistic. When I read what unfolded in American life under Lindburgh's presidency, it was like being slammed in the head by a two by four. How could this happen here? The book is a blueprint for disassembling our democracy. A great read!

posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2006

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

a tragedy to America

I would best describe this as the book that never happened about events that never happened. Do we not have enough going on in the world? We now have to play 'what if' scenarios that destroy the image of an American hero. More than a Plot against this is a tradegy to ...
I would best describe this as the book that never happened about events that never happened. Do we not have enough going on in the world? We now have to play 'what if' scenarios that destroy the image of an American hero. More than a Plot against this is a tradegy to American.

posted by Anonymous on June 22, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2005

    Unfortunately I am Disappointed!

    Professional reviews praise this book as an incredible read. Unfortunately I do not agree, it was simply to boring for me, nothing really ever happened, throughout the whole book we expect to get a feeling of how America would be under a Nazi regime, how hard core anti-Semitism would feel in America, it was too slow and too full of unnecessary detail. But worst of all the writer did not leave very much room for suspense, sense most of the chapters began with describing what had happened and then how it happened, we always knew what was coming¿.or in better words, what was not coming because for me nothing ever happened. Sorry to disagree with other readers but it was painfully slow and boring to me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    Difficult to read

    I bought this book with great expectations. The synopsis was great, the reviews were great so I was hopeful that I would be glued to this book until it was done. What I found upon opening the pages, was a very poorly written or poorly edited book. Chapter one was filled with long run on sentences. I tried to get past this but was unable to. I scanned the other chapters and found the same. I tried 3 different times to read this book and just couldn't do it. It is good to see that others were able to overlook the long and rambling run-ons.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    Unrealistic

    It is impossble for a person lose all but two states. FDR had all the qualities the people wanted for that time. When you research the time period, there is no way Lindebergh would have won and if he did, it would have been closer. The failure to get to the point was another weak point of this story. I was very dissapointed in reading this book by Philip Roth. I expected better from him, but becuase of the originality of the story, I chose to give this book two stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2005

    Meh.

    Intersting, but there seemed to be quite a bit of unneeded detail. The end was not real great.I kept asking myself throughout the book 'So is it all JUST politics?' Oh, and It's mostly all about worrying about this / worring about that. The un-needed detail bugged me the most. Or maybe I've just had too much politics lately? Or maybe I expected too much from this book. So heres my advice - only read this if every last little detail matters to you, and if you do decide to read it, set your standards low.

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