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Although I enjoyed his prose, I don’t understand why everyone thinks it is the best thing since pizza. I would never recommend a John Updike book. I elaborated in my review, but Rabbit is an unlikable character that cannot be …more I’m with Shaun. After the second world war, our society moved past just living to exist and actually had a chance …more The best I can figure is it’s a product of its time.
You have missed out on nothing. Move along to something else on your TBR and feel no regrets. To ask other readers questions about Corre, Conejoplease sign up. Could someone please explain his brilliance to me with some examples, if possible?
This book explores a family’s unhappiness, and how they deal with it. If you read any vintage novel be it HemingwaySteinbeckor Bellow you will …more That doesn’t really look like a question but I will try to answer it.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The best part is the way Updike uses stream of consciousness to relate what the characters are going through. After the second world war, our society moved past just living to exist and actually had a chance to think about our lives and whether we were happy or not.
It’s terrible, and I regret wasting time on it. If you read any vintage novel be it HemingwaySteinbeckor Bellow you will be disappointed if you expect it to look like contemporary fiction.
Corre, Conejo — Reader Q&A
Dan Marsh The best I can figure is it’s a product of its time. I am not sure I will finish the book! Now, there’s nothing wrong with unlikable characters–I’ve enjoyed many books containing them–but Updike failed to make Rabbit relatable in any way. I appreciate what he was doing, and can only imagine the daring it took to be so forward-thinking at that time; but IMO the book hasn’t aged well. Caroline I’m with Shaun. Steve That doesn’t really look like a question but I will try to answer it.
See Featured Authors Answering Questions. Dickens or doesn’t age at all. When it comes to unlikable characters, readers have to be able to sympathize in some way, to at least understand why they’re the way they are, and there’s simply no understanding him.
Ask and answer questions about books! He’s just a despicable man through and through. I elaborated in my review, but Rabbit is an unlikable character that cannot be sympathized uppdike at any point.