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The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
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Feb 10, 12

bookshelves: read-but-unowned, 1970-1989, 89-94, bought-at-a-library-book-sale, contemporary-fiction, paperback
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
Recommended for: Anyone who enjoys contemporary fiction
Read from November 15 to 17, 2009, read count: 1

I just finished reading The Ghost Writer by Phillip Roth. Nathan Zuckerman was a 23 year old up-and-coming writer with four stories published and an author profile in the Saturday Review. He has already ruined his relationship with his family by his autobiographical work, and his relationship with his girlfriend is on the rocks because of adultery and honesty.

Visiting his reclusive idol in the Berkshires, Nathan has a chance to evaluate his life and work and finds himself turning his problems into metafiction. I found this book funny in parts and very well-written. I give it a B+!
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