Monday, October 20, 2008

Philip Roth's Indignation

I read Indignation as part of the Seconds Challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, certainly more so than my previous Roth book, Everyman. The book is the story of a young man from New Jersey who seeks to escape from his father's sudden over-protectiveness by transferring a college in Ohio. We then follow the decisions that will eventually lead to his death. Decisions which stem very much from his indignation at the behavior of others, and there is plenty of indignation to go around. However, his indignation leads to disaster, not only for his own death, but but also the suffering of those that care about him.


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