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“Unquestionably Updike’s finest novel . . . Funny and sharp and damnably intelligent.”—The Boston Globe
“Dazzlingly reaffirms Updike’s place as master chronicler of the spiritual maladies and very earthly pleasures of the Middle-American male.”—Vogue
“Rich, funny . . . Updike at the very height of his powers.”—New York magazine
This novel was not that interesting and certainly the main character isn't very likeable.
I leave this book with just wondering: what should I have learned after I read 450 pages where nothing changed and nothing happened?
Updike writes with great insights, paints beautiful and descriptive prose and some passages are quite comical.
It took me a while to get around to writing a review of this incredible book by John Updike. Processing the intense feelings and experience I had reading this piece was difficult,... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Garrett Zecker
John Updike is the best contemporary writer I have read. As a Language Arts teacher, I appreciate the tremendous level of craft and mastery of the language as I read again this... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Covacha Quauhtlatoa
I read this book because it was on the Time Magazine list of best books of the modern time period. I don't see how this book was rated so highly. Read morePublished 23 days ago by D. W.
This is my favorite book of all time. For full effect, read the whole tetralogy.Published 24 days ago by Diana F Freeman
A fan of the Rabbit series for years, this one is my favorite. Harry continues his family struggles, with his son adding to the awkward moments. Read morePublished 25 days ago by M. Herbert
Very interesting looking back on the sixties. A very interesting ending; a definite should read.Published 26 days ago by John the Hat
One of my favorite writers thought this book the perfect novel, so I had to read it. The book does take some patience but I was intrigued. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Ada Ardor
This was my first Updike book. I was a little bit skeptical about reading any of his works because of what some people have said about him (supposedly racist, elitist, sexist,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shawn E. McCoy