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Old 26th Jul 2008, 16:49   #2
John Self
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Default Re: Philip Roth

I'm making slowish progress - page 60 or so - but I don't mind that as I am trying to time it so that I finish it on Tuesday when the Booker longlist is announced, so I don't have the temptation of starting a new book on Monday... It seems to me so far to be the apotheosis of a certain reputation Roth has (probably among people who haven't really read him). As usual with Roth, there are more pencil marks by me down the margins in ten pages than most novelists manage in an entire book, but I'm not sure it'll be supplanting The Anatomy Lesson or The Prague Orgy in my affections.
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