I chose this book because I had been fascinated by American Pastoral. It is absolutely not the same thing. Long and useless descriptions; as well as sentences: they no longer end, they are badly constructed and full of conjunctions
The Plot Against America is my third Roth novel. There is something very enticing about the way he manages his stories. I guess it is because he writes stories that are so true and so steeped in realism that I can without any difficult imagine those characters as real people that walk this earth. And that's probably true as well, because many of Roth's story takes place in cities that are almost 100 percent copies of his childhood hometown, Newark. Before I would have kept away from authors that derive too much of their literary powers from their personal experience, assuming that they lack imagination to create complete new worlds and characters. Even now I shrink from reading all forms of biographies or autobiographies. To me these kind of publications show their creators' total lack of any sound ability of judgement on their own significance in other people's lives. But enough of this, for Roth is a great writer, and biographical or not, the way he manages his sentences remains beautiful, fluent, well-crafted. For a person that likes to read aloud, his novels provide absolute enjoyment. Sometimes readers will come across a book with a fascinating plot but poor narration. Roth's novel, be the plot fascinating or not, is always powerfully narrated.
For anyone who is interested in this author, I would further recommend his other novel, The Human Stain. It is a story even more enchanting and dramatical. It is my first Roth novel, as well. A very good one.
I like Roth's style and I really liked the plot! :D