The comedy of neuroses, as Roth practices it, has much of the elegance of an 18th-century comedy of manners, but it also allows
itself plenty of latitude. ZUCKERMAN BOUND has room for farce, when Zuckerman spends a night with an Irish film star whose
steady lover is Fidel Castro; as well as for a full, accomplished treatment of a grim routine, the death of a Jewish father.
But mainly it has one great comic character, the sad and threatening Alvin Pepler, ex-Marine and ex-Tv celebrity, now alleging
the theft of his private hang-ups, which are on the same lines as Portnoy's, for use in the famous novel. In this chapter
Dickens and Waugh live again' LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS.
'Zuckerman Bound is one of the major achievements of post-World
War II American fiction' - Donald M. Kartiganer