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“Fascinating . . . These memoirs, often unabashedly philosophical, take us inside Updike’s mind in the way that biography almost never can.”—Chicago Tribune
“Opulent . . . charming . . . [Updike’s] best writing, like Nabokov’s, is the prose of rapture.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Poignant . . . wonderfully crafted recollections . . . One completes this book wanting to convey some signal of gratitude, some affectionate reader’s embrace, to this good boy of a grown man who has striven so earnestly and masterly to describe life.”—Chicago Sun-Times
Disappointingly shallow, and for such a lovely writer! Sorry John; I like your prose, but found you insufferable in this case.Published 9 months ago by Christina S.
Updike's memoir was disappointing; too much angst over his various physical shortcomings and not enough insight into his writing life, in my opinion. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carol Angel