Sunday, August 9, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: Goodbye, Columbus

"The first time I saw Brenda she asked me to hold her glasses." -- Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories by Philip Roth This is Roth's first book and is my National Book Award pick for the Battle of the Prizes Challenge. .


  1. I have enjoyed the few Philip Roth books I have read. I'll be waiting to see what you think of this one!


  2. So far, I really like it. I had no idea what it was about when I started it, but the title story is -- like so many Roth books -- about Jewish families in Newark. In this case, a young couple falling in love. It's great.


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