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Rabbit, Run by John Updike
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Sep 27, 07

Read in September, 2007

Since the first time I read this book years ago, I bet I haven't gone 24 hours without thinking about it in some way. It's not my favorite book in the series, but it's the emotionally rawest thing I've ever read. A recurring image in the book is that of things spilling over, appropriate for a novel in which the title character's frustration with his life can no longer be contained. Updike chronicles the caustic results caused by Rabbit's inner restlessness that surfaces, then boils over, when he realizes that he's wasted his life preparing for a present and future that are in no way remarkable. It's a book about the pendulum swinging wildly between mindless comformity and selfish individualism, destroying everything in its path.
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message 1: by TC (new) - rated it 5 stars

TC Jones spot on review


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