Book Review

The wages of sin is death

Philip Roth (2008)
Indignation. Johannesburg, Jonathan Cape, Random House, 235 pages, hardcover, 16.99, ISBN 978-0-224-08513-7. Available through Exclusive Books.

Reviewed by
SHERIDAN GRISWOLD
Correspondent

Indignation is Philip Roth's latest and 29th book. Abandoning Zuckerman and Kepesh he now lashes out with anger and outrage at perceived unfair treatment with Old Testament vigour. His brash voice of annoyance has produced another bestseller and made the New York Times top 100 books of 2008. I am not sure why, as with a number of other of Roth's recent novels the premonition is of demise and the consequence of uncontrolled anger is death.

Exit Ghost Roth's ninth and final Zuckerman novel was out in 2007 (Mmegi, March 7 2008). He has now turned again to his roots in Newark, New Jersey, and to events in 1950 and 1951, before and during the Korean War that began on June 25, 1950.

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