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Rabbit, Run by John Updike
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Oct 03, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: fiction, new-classics, own
Read from October 03, 2010 to February 01, 2011

J and I read this out loud together. The writing is decent, at time a bit long winded but sometimes with a clever, poetic air of description. But both of us had a huge issue with what this book is saying. Or rather, what it neglects to say. So, so sad.

I'm thinking that knowing more of the context of when/why it was written would help, but at this point, a little stumped with why Updike has become sort of a modern classic. Anyone have any insight there?


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David What a total bummer. I've heard/read many comment that this series hasn't aged well because of its misogynistic under(over?)tones. You should try "A&P." It's one of my favorite short stories.

Lauren Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check that out sometime. Rabbit definitely had its good moments, so I can see how Updike could have produced something great given the right story.

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