James Marcus: Let's turn to Indignation. It seemed to me that the first fifty pages or so of the book were written in a more subdued style--
Philip Roth: More subdued than the remaining pages?
James Marcus: Yes, exactly. Well, let me put it this way. Joseph Brodsky once said: "The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie." Your protagonist's history of consciousness seems to start with his first blowjob.