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Our Gang by Philip RothPublisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author: Philip Roth
Series: Vintage International Ser.
Title: Our Gang by Philip Roth (2001, Paperback)
1 Review | Rating:
- blackmathReview:as any good paraody does OUR GANG aptly points out the absurdity of the targeted subject, the subjected here being the nixon administration(and i think american politics as a whole). i bought this at an independent used book store mainly because it was only a buck fifty and by philip roth, whose novel portnoy's complaint i loved. when i discovered it was primarily about nixon i was a little hesitant to begin reading--being that nixon was before my time and was afraid this book may have lost it's relevancy. fortunately, as is often the case, i was wrong. when i dug into this book i was overwhelmed by the humor and surrealism lasting throughout; and with a few minor changes i think the bush administration could be justifiably substituted or hundreds of other politicians for that matter. this book was vastly different than the other work i've read by roth, the aforementioned portnoy's complaint, but nonetheless also very comical and poignant, a mark of a great author in my opinion. the more i think about this novel the more excited i get to read more works by roth. i get the feeling he could write about almost anything and make it interesting and humorous.
Hmm...This has not made any top ten lists.