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The Ghost Writer
The Ghost Writer | Philip Roth
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The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s; a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his literary idol, E. I. Lonoff. At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life... The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound, The Ghost Writer is about the tensions between literature and life, artistic truthfulness and conventional decency - and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other.
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HannaPolkadots
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Enjoying my Saturday. Why ski when you can read?😉

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hlgreenfield
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My plans for the morning!

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britt_brooke
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rather_be_reading i love tht sticker!!! reading is sexy! 1y
britt_brooke @rather_be_reading Super sexy! 🙌🏻 1y
Leftcoastzen Nice Haul! 1y
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readordierachel Yay Tom Robbins! 1y
britt_brooke @ReadOrDieRachel I‘m reading my first Tom Robbins now, but preparing for the backlist. He‘s definitely my cup of tea! 1y
REPollock Oh I loved The Ghost Writer. 1y
britt_brooke @REPollock Good to hear. I‘m looking forward to reading it! 1y
Suet624 This book by Robbins is my all time favorite of his. 1y
britt_brooke @Suet624 I have that one, but haven‘t read it yet. I need to get to it soon! 1y
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REPollock
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I feel you, girl.

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MrBook
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AAAHHH!!! So many great memories just flooded into my head. I looovvved this show 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! Anyone else remember it? #LitsyLovesLibraries

moranadatter Yep! My childhood best friend was super into Ghostwriter. I was more into Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs. 2y
brennahawleycraig Yesssss this show was my favorite, along with Wishbone! 2y
Bookzombie I loved this show! 2y
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Eryn2513 This was my favorite show!!!' 2y
monkeygirlsmama Holy crap, I remember this! When I was growing up in HK it was one of the few English shows that played on tv. I loved it. ☺️💙 2y
rabbitprincess AWESOME!!!!!! I totally played Ghostwriter as a kid. ? (Note: writing "Rally J" on a piece of paper will not summon Ghostwriter if your name is not Jamal ?) 2y
BookMusings I loved this show and decided I loved Lenny. I named my daughter Evlenna after my grandmother Evelyn. I call her Lenny all the time! ❤️ 2y
Smangela YASSSSS! 2y
JackOBotts Loved this show! @rabbitprincess - LOL! 😂 2y
BrooklynBookGirl Fun fact: actually filmed in Fort Greene Brooklyn and many episodes featured the Brooklyn Public Library 2y
ScientistSam Goodness, blast from the past! 2y
MrBook @BrooklynBookGirl Whooaa 😳! 2y
MrBook @BookMusings Whoooaa 😳😆😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! 2y
Merethebookgal Loved this show!! 2y
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UwannaPublishme
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#20thingsaboutme
1.I'm 60,feel 23. 2.My ❤️Craig 👆🏻3.Need a pug 4.Born on Labor Day 5.Jersey girl in CA 6. Collect autographs 7. Editor, ghostwriter 8.Naturally curly hair 9.💜Star Trek,Chicago Bears 10.👎🏻Cold weather 11.Very blessed 12.💜Smiley faces 13.Addicted to Amazon 14.💜beach life 15.No bees 😱 16.😋Neccos and frozen tagalongs 17. 🙌🏻Honey West, April Dancer 18. Ultimate vacation: visit new libraries 19. 💜2 Meditate 20.Litsy ROCKS.

CouronneDhiver Yay for curly hair! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
UwannaPublishme @CouronneDhiver I wasn't crazy about it when I was a kid. But I love it now. 😊👏🏻 2y
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PixieDust
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This was fantastic I loved this book!! The way it discusses identity is just amazing and the storyline about Anne Frank was stunning. It's obvious Roth is talking about himself and that definitely makes it more appealing I love stories that feel personal. I can't recommend this enough. Please read it!!!!

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PixieDust
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What a great paragraph

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jdtchicago
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I turn sentences around. That's my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it around. Then I look at it and turn it around again...

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IAmBookObsessed
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Panpan

It's a slow moving and a pretty dull book. I just could not get into it! I almost wanted to bail at about 80 pages into it, but I finished it and wished I spent my time on a more interesting book. I don't think I'll attempt another Roth book!

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IAmBookObsessed
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I'm halfway through and so far it's a little slow and the writing is a little too florid for my taste. Keeping at it though, hoping it picks up soon!