Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The pick of Roth’s litter

The Daily Beast asked several writers and critics to pick their favorite novel by Philip Roth, newly retired from fiction. My choice of American Pastoral comes last, after William H. Gass, who doubts Roth will stay retired, has taken The Counterlife.


Anonymous said...

A tough one. I just read The Ghost Writer, Portnoy's Complaint, and Zuckerman Unbound aloud to my wife. Then we tried King's 11-22-63 for something different. Ruined for trash by the master, we dropped it in favor of the Anatomy Lesson. Personally, I'd vote for My Life as a Man. Sorry to hear the news about Ohio State. Hang in there.