John Updike

The Rabbit Series by John Updike

I have just started re-reading the Rabbit series of novels by John Updike. About two years ago I read Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich, Rabbit at Rest and Rabbit Remembered. I often alternate between reading the text and listening to the audio book versions. Rabbit Run was initially introduced to me in a history class back in the seventies. Even then I found that there was something very special about John Updike’s writing. Updike has a way of making his characters very real to his readers. The reader may start identifying with some of John Updike’s characters especially Harry Angstrom other wise known as Rabbit. This series of fiction novels make the reader think about themes like, ‘what is important and meaningful in life?’ They also raise the question of whether or not a rather weak individual has any reason for hope in modern society. I am now re-reading John Updike’s work in order to learn more about his fiction writing techniques.Image


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