Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Why I Love The Women In My Book Group

Because they are a diverse bunch of extremely smart, funny women who could just as easily have picked Flowers in the Attic instead of American Pastoral and some of us who haven’t read it in twenty years can still quote lines from it. I had to vote for Roth though, because it's the perfect kind of book that I know I should read but probably wouldn't otherwise. (This in spite of the fact that I have read and enjoyed a few of his books.)

1 comment:

mernitman said...

I'm a total late-Roth fan, and will be curious to hear what you think. Some of PASTORAL may be over-indulgent, but the thrust of it is awfully powerful, as is true of the whole trilogy... Hey and happy V-day to you and Ben, by the way.