Goodbye Columbus and Five Short Stories
Author: Philip Roth
Release Date: 1960
Philip Roth is often listed as one of the greatest American Authors. The only story I’d read by him previously was “The Humbling,” which was a melodramatic mess I didn’t care for. His first novella, “Goodbye, Columbus” was thankfully much better. It’s a simple story of a summer romance but it’s written in a very engaging style with two complex main characters. A drawn out wedding scene went on a bit for my taste, knocking a star off my final score.