Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Everyman - Philip Roth

Title: Everyman
Author: Philip Roth
Publication information: Vintage (2007)

This book is about an old man's life concentrating on loss, regret and stoicism. I found this book very bleak and depressing to be honest. It is very short and I think that if you are after something that is emotional then this book would be perfect as it is very emotion driven rather than plot. This feels strangely like a biography written from a third person perspective as it shows a man's life until death. Instead of telling the reader everything, it seems to only concentrate on the negative aspects of  his life and this is why I felt I could only give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

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