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Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
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Feb 07, 2009

it was ok
Read in March, 2009

Eh? Well, the story of a bitter 60ish year old man who has spent his life as a "puppeteer" obsessed with sex. His lover of many years dies suddenly and he is plunged into a space where he needs to determine if he should continue living and, if so, to what end.

The book is well-written and the story could be good, but it is filled with literally scores and scores of pages with very, very graphically detailed descriptions of his sexual escapades and after a while that starts to get a pretty dull. I mean, I understand it did it all, but do I have to read about it over and over and over again? I got the feeling that Roth was just using the book as an outlet for all of his mid-life (or post mid-life) sexual cravings. But then I was warned that all of his books are like this, so maybe that's just how he is.

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