Everyman by Philip Roth
Reviewed by Scott Raab
"The anonymous protagonist of Philip Roth's new novel, Everyman, is buried as the book opens. He dies three lines from its end. In between, he suffers a series of blows to his health, betrays three wives, estranges two sons, loses his parents, comes to hate a loving brother ? his sole sibling ? and discovers that 'old age isn't a battle; old age is a massacre.' So it's a fairly safe bet that Everyman won't enjoy the commercial success of 2004's The Plot Against America, unless the AARP founds a book club devoted to the literature of the arterial stent...." Read the entire Esquire Review.