Lapham Rising (P.S. Series)

Lapham Rising (P.S. Series)

by Roger Rosenblatt
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Lapham Rising (P.S. Series) by Roger Rosenblatt

Harry March is something of a wreck and more than half nuts. Up until now, he has lived peacefully on an island in the Hamptons with his talking dog, Hector, a born-again Evangelical and unapologetic capitalist. But March’s life starts to completely unravel when Lapham—an ostentatious multimillionaire who made his fortune on asparagus tongs—begins construction of a gargantuan mansion just across the way. To Harry, Lapham’s monstrosity-to-be represents the fetid and corrupt excess that has ruined modern civilization. Which means, quite simply, that this is war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060833626
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/22/2007
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 449,038
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Roger Rosenblatt  is the author of six off-Broadway plays and eighteen books, including Lapham Rising, Making Toast, Kayak Morning and The Boy Detective. He is the recipient of the 2015 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.

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Lapham Rising 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy effite sarcasm and railing against the excesses of the bourgeois you will love Rosenblatt's writing. Harry March, a curmudgeon and misanthrope, agonizes throughout the book about his arrogant, rich and over-the-top neighbor and the 36,000-square foot monstrosity he is building in the Hamptons. March avoids contact with other humans at all costs and talks almost solely to his West Highland White Terrier (a lapsed Scottish Presbyterian and now evangelical!), Hector, who it turns out, can talk back. Nearly every other page has laugh-out-loud slams against everything his neighbor's wealth, success and social position represent. This is a very unusual book and a very fast (and funny) read. Plus, if you're a dog lover, and Westie lover in particular, you will ADORE Hector -- and pity him in his plight at being 'owned' by Harry!
Anonymous 10 months ago
While I am on board with the author's outlook on life , the sarcasm and outrageous plot was too over the top for my taste . Loved Hector ---he is the reason for the third star!
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