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This collection of John Updike's short stories makes for a delightful read.
Much as some have criticized that aspect of Updike's writing, I personally believe it lends to his stories and novels an unmistakeable aura of authenticity.
I honestly can't wait to read some more and recommend this particular book highly indeed.
Well-written stories, some more interesting than others. If you are an Updike fan, the book will likely appeal to you.Published 12 days ago by Dayna Pollett
The last of the best- VARIETIES is amazing- From the last great American novelist of the 20th Century- And a GREAT gentleman (I met with him, several times- Very gracious, he was)-... Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. D. Flynn
Nobody can refute Updike, one of the greatest writers of all times (sans Seneca). The stories are enjoyable, the words are something we all wish we could write to explain anything.Published 4 months ago by Mary Louise Austin
What is the big deal about Updike? I think the reason his writing leaves me cold is because I don't think I would like him as a person. There is no life in his writing. Read more
This is a book of peculiar, short stories with incredible detail. Love it, love it, love it!Published 7 months ago by Mary S. Prudent
Most of the stories exceeded my expectations. I would give the book the highest rating. I am an Updike fan and like most, but not all, of his books. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shelley K. Simcox
I was disappointed in this collection. Most of the stories were boring, and about life that Updike had lived but few would care about. Read morePublished 9 months ago by clio muse