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I Married a Communist by Philip Roth
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Sep 29, 2008

did not like it
Read in January, 2009

I finally finished this one, after months of procrastinating. A vile, long-winded, boring, and hateful portrait of post-war McCarthyism and the red scare. The political/historical aspect is interesting, but Roth gets too caught up in the vicious and completely unsympathetic portrait of Eve Frame and her daughter (reportedly an attack on his ex-wife and her own tell-all autobio). It's just vicious and mean, to the point of parody. I don't know if Roth really knows what he wants to say about this time in American history like he did in 'American Pastoral'. It's long-winded, rambling, and its revelations are simply dull and come too late.
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