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“Brilliant and poignant . . . By his compassion, clarity of insight, and crystal-bright prose, [John Updike] makes Rabbit’s sorrow his and our own.”—The Washington Post
“The power of the novel comes from a sense, not absolutely unworthy of Thomas Hardy, that the universe hangs over our fates like a great sullen hopeless sky. There is real pain in the book, and a touch of awe.”—Norman Mailer, Esquire
“A lacerating story of loss and of seeking, written in prose that is charged with emotion but is always held under impeccable control.”—Kansas City Star
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.
Love it, love it, love it.
A Babbitt for the 80s.
If you are new to Updike's Rabbit books, do it right and start from the beginning, Rabbit Run (yeah, Eminem can relate... Read more
This book is wonderful, oddly decadent, and helps us to not feel alone in our darknesses and doubts. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Calee Allen
book was nasty, didn't even want to touch, yellow pages, nasty cover looks like it is 100+ years old or laid in a wet basement floor and was water damaged disappointed when book... Read morePublished 25 days ago by S. Vandaveer
I got this book for a child but it had curse word on the very first page. Not sure what it was about so we stop there.Published 29 days ago by wyatt Sullivan
John Updike was one of those writers who was made unfashionable by his prominent place in college anthologies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cabin Dweller
Have only read three Updike books-- two Rabbits, one Widow. He specializes in what might be called f--k fiction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Uintah Springs