The ensuing dialogue is like intellectual groping, quintessential LaBute, as the characters Doug and Beth go from philosophizing about their night together to deciding what to do about it in a mere 70 minutes.
Some of the Philip Roth's novels had more importance in my narrative -- and in my life -- than others. I'll try to list five of them. And I will not affirm that they are the best ones written by Mr. Roth, who wrote several masterpieces.
America's Common Man exists no more -- gone and forgotten. Once he was lauded as the salt of the earth. Now we are offered the "hard working middle class people who pay their taxes, obey the law and worry about their children's future." The linguistic dross of the hackneyed stump speech.