May 18, 2021

EP 70: Book Reviews (5) - "The Counterlife" by Philip Roth

EP 70: Book Reviews (5) -

In this episode, Tete and Fortunus talk about "The Counterlife" by Philip Roth, one of Fortunus' favorite novels that Tete also read a few years ago. 

We talk about how our views of this metafictional novel have changed since we first read it back in 2016 and how it explores the following themes:

  1. The nature of writing as a writer
  2. Using writing as a way of conducting thought experiments
  3. Siblings whose lives branch off and contrast one another
  4. Characters as amalgamations of ourselves and people in real life

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