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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
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May 31, 09

Read in January, 1985

Hysterically, funny, brilliant.

But there is no plot. It does not move. I petered out and quit reading halfway through, because I was too restless.

It was like a brilliant stand-up comic routine. The best do much more than produce laughs, but they can only go on so long.

I can't give 5 stars to a book I was not compelled to finish, but there is genius at work here.
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