“Goodbye Columbus and Five Short Stories” by Philip Roth Review


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.



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