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“...this book, first published in 1969, showed me what the first person narrative could be: raucous, ribald, untrustworthy and, most of all, excruciatingly raw. Added to that, it's about a Jewish boy and his obsession with masturbation. I mean, what's not to like? It's a master class in what high literary ambition and low, filthy desires can gift us. Most of all: it made me laugh. I can offer no higher praise. Enjoy.”

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Donated by Jay Rayner

Portnoy's Complaint
Philip Roth

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