Portnoy's Complaint

Portnoy's Complaint

Book - 1969
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Publisher: New York : Random House, c1969
Branch Call Number: ROT
Characteristics: 274 p. ;,22 cm


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a book about a youth's masturbations. I guess someone had to write it.

Dec 08, 2015

Maybe it's because I took too much time to read this, and left it halfway through to read other books before coming back to it... but I was somewhat underwhelmed. I was annoyed at times by the narrator's whiny tone. On the other hand, Philip Roth can be really funny.

Oct 31, 2014

I know that this is deemed a 'classic', but I just couldn't get through it, which very rarely happens to me. I don't find it especially shocking, so that isn't the issue. Frankly, the problem is that it lacks a compelling story. After several weeks of forcing myself to get through it, I finally gave up!

Jun 27, 2014

After all the hype about this book I had expectations. I found I had to wade through a great deal of masturbating to find a story and I didn't find much of anything. How dare I give a bad review to a classic, well here it is.

Mar 06, 2013

A classic! Recommend.

Algonquin_Lisa Mar 10, 2011

Very much not my thing. A protagonist who spends the whole novel thinking about sex, and constantly practicing the "solo act," repulsed me. It's supposed to be funny. I didn't find it so.

Sep 02, 2010

Extremely probacative and sexual. If your reading this then your probably wanting this book because you heard it's scandalous and it is! But it gets boring sometimes..,

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