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    I should say now that despite American Pastoral's...

    I should say now that despite American Pastoral's Pulitzer Prize I consider it the weak link in Roth's American trilogy. This is because of its final section, particularly in consideration of demands...
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    Thank you very kindly, Ekim. Yes, I like writing...

    Thank you very kindly, Ekim. Yes, I like writing these reviews. Organizing my thoughts critically is a way of enjoying a book all over again--but in a slightly different way. So in that way, yes, I'm...
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    This section of my too long review of American...

    This section of my too long review of American Pastoral contains details a reader may not anticipate. I do not consider them spoilers, but some may. If you have concerns, this would be a good time to...
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    Zuckerman is unconvincing as the narrator of...

    Zuckerman is unconvincing as the narrator of American Pastoral. He could not possibly have known the intimate details of the story he tells--and does he even tell it? He is barely a presence after...
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    American Pastoral by Philip Roth

    American Pastoral by Philip Roth:
    A Review by Pompey Bum

    Philip Roth's American Pastoral, which won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for literature, is the first in a trilogy of thematically linked novels...
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