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“A masterpiece . . . Updike owns a rare verbal genius, a gifted intelligence and a sense of tragedy made bearable by wit.”—Time
“An awesomely accomplished writer . . . For God’s sake, read the book. It may even—will probably change your life.”—Anatole Broyard
“A superb performance, all grace and dazzle . . . a brilliant portrait of middle America.”—Life
This novel was not that interesting and certainly the main character isn't very likeable.
And back then I was probably a little too much into exploring the "symbolism" of Updike's character names too.
Updike writes with great insights, paints beautiful and descriptive prose and some passages are quite comical.
This is the sort of novel that makes me wonder if I'm slightly autistic. Why do people seem to like this awful character? Why are long detailed descriptions of daily life relevant? Read morePublished 27 days ago by D. E. Dickerson
Writing style is not for everyone (a bit pretentious) but the story is classic. Deserves to be in top 25 Americann novels of all time.Published 1 month ago by Hans G. Wenze
The style must have seemed fresh when written. While elegant and somewhat powerful at times, it now seems to echo many styles and plot lines that came after. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrea Labov
This is outdated over intellectualized navel-gazing. I never enjoyed reading these novels that are a Gordian knot of introspection.Published 2 months ago by Stargazer
I don't likd long sentences without commas, etc. I learned very little about "Rabbit" with regrd to his personality or character traits.....he just seemed frustrated.Published 2 months ago by Elaine F Alei
What a writer, Updike can transport you with a simple sentence about the way the light hits a room. Already reading the next one.Published 3 months ago by 208fox
The main protagonist represents the struggles of America in the late 60's. In Rabbit Run, Updikes 1st novel of this series, Rabbit is making a change in his life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Melissa Sundborn