Everyman

Everyman

eBook - 2006
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"A successful commercial artist with a New York ad agency, he is the father of two sons from a first marriage who despise him and a daughter from a second marriage who adores him, He is the beloved brother of a good man whose physical well-being comes to arouse his bitter envy, and he is the lonely ex-husband of three very different women with whom he's made a mess of marriage. In the end he is a man who has become what he does not want to be." From the bookjacket.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006
ISBN: 9780547344942
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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haileyj
Sep 30, 2015

I enjoyed this book very much. When Philip Roth writes I always feels like we are sitting down and having a discussion. The subject matter is depressing I suppose but inevitable for us all and so well written. I also enjoyed his book The Human Stain very much.

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arjuna
May 17, 2013

Everybody dies. Everybody.
Roth takes a look at the life of one man as it ends in the inevitable. This is a wonderfully written book. It may seem a depressing subject but is really a rally call to life.

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RazorSteel
Jul 17, 2012

Listened to it on CD in the car, but my trip ended before the story concluded. Had to get the book and finish reading the next day (can only to audio while driving). Wonderful story. Makes me take a good look at my own life, at my age. Highly recommend.

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kamccrory
Jul 13, 2012

This was my first Philip Roth book. I think I should have chosen a different one because I didn't like this one too much. Given the praises he has received, I will try another one. Everyman was a bit too depressing for my taste.

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vickiz
Sep 27, 2009

This is the 62nd of a series of titles selected by writer Yann Martel to provide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to encourage an appreciation of the arts and literature in particular in the PM, and to also help him with his stillness and thoughtfulness. Martel has regularly sent books from a wide range of literary traditions to Harper. Martel has devoted a Web site to the reading list and his kind and considered covering letters with each volume. (All of his letters can be read at http://www.whatisstephenharperreading.ca/.) Martel has never received a direct acknowledgement from Harper, and only recently some fairly form-letter responses from Harper's staff. He has, however, received a response (although not directly related to one of his book selections for Harper) from Industry Minister Tony Clement.

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gailygirl
Jan 02, 2008

A small, well-written novel about "everyman's" life and death. Extremely contemplative. Like much good literature, "good for you" but perhaps not enjoyable in the sense of entertaining. I feel like I am damning with faint praise but I don't mean to. This IS good.

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