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Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
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Jun 27, 12

Read in June, 2012

There are few writers whose prose reaches the level up Updike. The variations on his ways of describing settings and characters thoughts are endless. He uses this skill throughout the novel to tell a story that feels so real, it seems like non-fiction. Rabbit is in his 40's now and still feels pinned down by obligations and has a son who is following in his footsteps. He hates the what he sees in his son because he unconsciously sees the same things in himself. It makes for a protagonist who is not always someone to root for because his thoughts are given to us in all their brutal honesty. Do everyday people have these thoughts? Well sure they do, we just don't always know what another person is thinking.

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