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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
Portnoy's Complaint
by Philip Roth
read in April, 2016
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This is literally one very elaborate joke. It's like Philip Roth doing the classic Aristocrats gag, with a Jewish spin. A spin so clear-eyed and specific you just wince at Portnoy's plight & Portnoy himself. I really liked the sections of the boo ...more
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
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I'm certain I never want to be the subject of a Ronson book, it always seems emotionally devastating.

Thought provoking and just straight up troubling in a lot of ways. It's very much about the parts of your personality that fall between who you are i
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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Magician by Raymond E. Feist
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Enjoyable, but difficult to review.

It's really half a book, full off sprawling set-ups and hanging threads, which I assume will pay off later in the series. The writing is very propulsive, making it a compulsive fantasy thriller of a read, but I do
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The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
" I don't remember much of the story, but I do remember how difficult it was to get through. A bit like you say, less a book, more a very specific anecd ...more "
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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
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What was it like to be poor 80 years ago? That's the question answered here with great insight and compassion by Orwell.
It's almost impossible to read this without thinking of how it relates to poverty in the modern world & furthermore human natu
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The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
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I'd recommend this to everyone.

I didn't expect that by reading a book from a teenager with autism I'd get a better insight into how my own mind works, but that's what happened.

It's a very enlightening account of what it's like to be in the mind of s
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The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
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It's an easy quick read. Fun, with Adams' usual way with metaphors but without trying for any great depth.
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