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Compared to most fiction on the aftermath of a nuclear war, this book is one of the best, unless you are looking for a "prepper" novel. FYI, this isn't for preppers. Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. Pyeatte
Updike paints a darkly comic portrait of the America that remains after a nuclear altercation. His focus is on the life of a sixty-odd year old upper middle class man who is lucky... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ulfilas
A favorite writer of mine was David Foster Wallace. He wrote a review of this and ridiculed it. Updike's a favorite of mine. He written much better novels. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Roy Clark
good read but a body might want to keep a dictionary handy. Not too many admirable characters mostly just getting by and confronted with a new world.Published on March 29, 2012 by F. Bradley
David Foster Wallace, the young author who recently committed suicide, didn't like or "get" this novel; he said the prose was unbelievably turgid... Read morePublished on November 23, 2011 by david lincoln brooks
The recipe for Updike's "Toward the End of Time" could be appropriated as thus: one tablespoon of Philip Roth (I'm thinking of his "Portnoy's Complaint"), one tablespoon of Norman... Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by M. Robinson
As the title implies, this book is about nearing the end of time--in two realms. First the end of a man, the protagonist, Ben Turnbull's life, and the end of life in this country... Read morePublished on September 21, 2008 by Big D
This novel deals with aging and our own sense of mortality. The world Updike describes, as well as his main character, are both groaning under the strain of age and decay. Read morePublished on April 13, 2008 by J. W. Hedden
wow... just finished it, and can i just say that this is one of those books i have finished out of spite alone, so i can say the book didn't get the better of me. Read morePublished on September 3, 2007 by derf