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S by John Updike
This book is a compilation of letters from Sarah Worth as she writes to many others who live back home. She has left Charles and has moved to the west. Read more
Not sure why. But this novel about a Boston lady who takes off for an ashram is one of the best I've read. And don't worry about the single letter S. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Louis Postel
This book is written in one-sided correspondence from Sara, a New England raised WASP, who has decided to ditch her unsatisfying husband and boring life to live on an ashram in... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Elizabeth
or have my dear wife find me crumpled in front of the fireplace, a mere cinder, all that was left of my hilarity. This book is very, very funny. Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
After only a few pages, I had to back up and say..."damn, that Updike can write."
Perhaps not Updike's best but so much better than most of the stuff in print that it's... Read more
This may be the only book by John Updike that I really like. Usually, I abhor his writing and his themes. Read morePublished on June 9, 2009 by Fairbanks Reader
If I'd read a review that said "flaky society woman juggles marriage, divorce, life on a commune, Eastern religion, isolation, sexual experiences, driving others crazy... Read morePublished on May 9, 2009 by James B. Martin
_S_ is a series of letters by Sarah Worth, the wife of a philandering doctor, to her husband, her daughter, her mother, and others. Read morePublished on January 10, 2007 by IRA Ross
One theme shines throughout Updike's novels- ridicule. The author has a gift for being able to expose the weaknesses, faults and insecurities of people, and he does it in a very... Read morePublished on December 14, 2006 by Ignatious Valve