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  • It’s one of the great political novels for its depiction of how alterations in power affect ordinary men and women, and how obedience brings disaster.

    Linda Grant, New Statesman
  • In his 2004 novel, The Plot Against America, Roth precisely described the sinister and chilling nightmare in which the United States now finds itself… America has not read enough of Philip Roth

    Bernard-Henri Lévy, New Statesman
  • A dark, humane masterpiece, Roth is at the peak of his powers

    The Times
  • Another frighteningly intense performance

    Sunday Telegraph
  • The word genius doesn't seem excessive... The Plot Against America creates its reality magisterially, in long, fluid sentences that carry you beyond scepticism

  • Untouchable...he is bequeathing us a body of work that adds up to the most accomplished dissection of American political, social and personal mores

  • Magnificent. Roth is writing the best books of his life. He captures better than anyone the collision of public and private, the intrusion of history into the skin, the pores of every individual alive

  • Subtle, persuasive and unsettling. A brilliantly troubling and heartening novel

    Sunday Times
  • Many passages in The Plot Against America echo feelings voiced today by vulnerable Americans – immigrants and minorities as alarmed by Trump’s election as the Jews of Newark are frightened by Lindbergh’s

    New Yorker
  • Dazzling. The most exciting novelist writing today

    Independent on Sunday

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