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Move along to something else on your TBR and feel no corr. 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. Corrr the second world war, our society moved past just living to exist and actually had a chance to think upxike our lives and whether we were happy or not. Ask and answer questions about books! Dan Marsh The best I can figure is it’s a product of its time.
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He’s just a despicable man through and through. It’s terrible, and I regret wasting time on it. 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.
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. If you read any vintage novel be it HemingwaySteinbeckor Bellow you will be updikf if you expect it to look like contemporary fiction.
This book explores a family’s unhappiness, and how they deal with it. I elaborated in my review, but Rabbit is an unlikable character that cannot be sympathized with at any point.
Could someone please explain his brilliance to me with some examples, if possible? 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. I am not sure I will jlhn the book!
Although I enjoyed his prose, I don’t understand why everyone thinks it is the best thing since pizza. Dickens or doesn’t age at all.
I elaborated in my review, but Rabbit is an unlikable character that cannot be …more I’m with Shaun. See Featured Authors Answering Questions.
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 would never recommend a John Updike book.
Steve That doesn’t really look like a question but I will try to answer it. Caroline I’m with Shaun. You have missed out on nothing.