Updike does it again. This is the fourth and final book in the Rabbit series. I had read the third book, Rabbit is Rich, and had to come back for more. Not only does Updike show his outstanding sense of Americana and the American psyche, he also does an excellent job of examining the human condition as we age and deteriorat, preparing for a death that is steadily beats in our chests like a ticking bomb waiting to explode. This book was a page turner for me. I highly recommend reading it, but would recommend reading the other Rabbit books first. By reading the other books first, it will allow you time to get acquainted with Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom.