Mario Villalobos

Two Years in the Making

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Over two years ago, after I finished reading American Pastoral by Philip Roth, I said that I was tempted to buy the Library of America’s complete collection of Philip Roth’s novels, but I didn’t. I couldn’t quite justify spending $240 on this collection, so I set that temptation aside and moved on with my life. However, that idea never left my thoughts, and earlier this summer, I was fortunate enough to earn a somewhat massive (for me) raise at work, and because of that, I tucked away some money every month until finally… well:

Library of America's nine volume collection of Philip Roth's novels displayed on a bookshelf in chronological order

This arrived today. Needless to say, I’m happy.