New Novel's protagonist too earnest for a fun read, says Kakutani
Unlike the emotionally twisted and tortured heroes of Philip Roth's finer works, the dead 19-year-old narrator of Indignation
is an uncomplicated soul—and the novel suffers because of its milquetoast protagonist, writes Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times
. "All of Marcus' unrelieved niceness makes for a somewhat pallid...