Human Stain - Philip Roth

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Human Stain - Philip Roth

Fiction - Modern Fiction - ISBN: 0375726349

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Review of "Human Stain - Philip Roth"

published 03/10/2017 | taconnelly415
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Good
Pro Great plot devices
Cons Gets a bit tedious and boring.
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"Considered a classic but quite dull."

I had been told by some friends that it was the best book they ever read and in a lot of respects it is brilliant.
The characters are believable and written with great detail. The plot is thick and the setting very suitable for a thriller.
However, despite all this and despite the first chapters having a brilliant launch pad it just didn't seem to captivate me.
That being said I can understand why it is so popular. The issue of racial sensitivity which is becoming more and more topical each day will draw people too it but as soon as that issue is addressed in the book it doesn't leave much left to enjoy in my opinion.
All in all it is a good book in an academic sense but lacks excitement in the execution of the plot.

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  • LiveMusicLoverLyn published 05/10/2017
    Doesn't tell much at all
  • thedevilinme published 03/10/2017
    Nh
  • danielclark691 published 03/10/2017
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Fiction - Modern Fiction - ISBN: 0375726349

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Type: Fiction

Genre: Modern Fiction

Title: Human Stain

Author: Philip Roth

ISBN: 0375726349

EAN: 9780375726347

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