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Exit Ghost by Philip Roth
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Apr 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2010, reviewed
Read from April 13 to 15, 2010 — I own a copy

I'm not sure why it seems I'm reading about old white men lusting after young women often. It just worked out that way. The narrator here is Nathan Zuckerman, a writer in his seventies--and apparently a reoccuring character in Roth's novels. Zuckerman returns to the city after years of living isolated from world events in order to undergo a procedure promising to return his bladder control. One coincidence after another leads him further into the problems that had led him to flee in the first place. The novel addresses aging in a way that seems natural and depressing in the most realistic of ways.
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Reading Progress

04/13/2010 page 1
0.34% "Haven't read any Roth. No idea if this is a good book to start with, but I got it for 99 cents so whatevz." 6 comments
04/14/2010 page 178
60.96% "Liking it a lot. No masturbation so far! He's impotent!" 1 comment
04/15/2010 page 304
100% "Not a single jerk of the hand the entire book."

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message 1: by Natalie (new)

Natalie I'm not sure why it seems I'm reading about old white men lusting after young women often.

Because that's like 80% of Western literature?


dara I hadn't noticed, lol. I thought Joyce Carol Oates accounted for 80% of Western literature.


message 3: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Oh damn, you're right.


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