Re: Philip Roth: The Counterlife
The Counterlife sounds like a mesmerizing read. From the reviews I've read of this book, it would seem that Roth does a masterful job of exploring both the choices people make and the consquences of those choices. The theme of renewal and escape that seems to run through the center of this novel work intrigues me.
From your description, Sara, I suspect the second chapter, "Judea," is indeed riveting. This entire book sounds like it's both rich in philosophy and infinitely readable. After foraging around a bit, I was delighted to discover that I happen to own this book. I must add it to my ever-mounting TBR stack.
Thanks for bringing Counterlife to my attention, Sara, and for sharing your enthusiasm. It's marvelous to cross paths with someone who is so passionately devoted to an author's work!
"All men have the same defect: they wait to live, for they have not the courage of each instant.
Why not invest enough passion in each moment to make it an eternity?" ~E. M. Cioran