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Everyman by Philip Roth
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Aug 05, 2009

it was amazing

I would have to say that the physical equivalent to reading this book would be being trapped in an earthquake. It's very powerful, it goes by extremely fast, and you're a little disoriented when it's over. Except with Everyman, that's a good thing. Coming in at a brief 181 pages, Philip Roth tells the story of a nameless man who we see as a young boy and an old man. Roth details the wasting away not only of the body but also of his morality which seem to happen at opposing poles of his life. To say more may give away Roth's parable but suffice to say that it is a novel that pulls you in and never lets go. Roth truly is an American treasure. A must read.

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