Book Review – Goodbye, Columbus

I enjoyed reading these stories although ultimately they left me with no overriding emotion other than I’m glad to have read a book by Philip Roth and I probably won’t be busting a gut to read another.

Don’t get me wrong, the writing is really good and I can see the conflict and social status causing the affair between Neil and Brenda in Goodbye, Columbus but ultimately I’m not sure what that’s supposed to show me other than such things happen to people? The affair was doomed from the start and I’m sure both characters knew that but carried on anyway knowing there was an end always in sight.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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