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I Married a Communist by Philip Roth
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Jun 28, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: booksofthepast
Recommended for: lovers of history and precise language

Phillip Roth is far from unknown, but this was the first book of his I read. I was stunned by the extent of his research, which enabled him to very effectively conjur an era in which I never lived, and the precision of his language, which never falters regardless of character or plot. Taking his readers through the McCarthy era and its effect on stars of the day, as well as through the personal journeys of the main characters, Roth gives us a spectacular novel that deserves time and attention to all the tiny details of the story, even if you're a speed reader.
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