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Rabbit, Run

Updike, John (Book - 1996 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Rabbit, Run


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Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his--or any other--generation. Its hero is Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty--even, in a sense, human hard-heartedness and divine Grace. Though his flight from home traces a zigzag of evasion, he holds to the faith that he is on the right path, an invisible line toward his own salvation as straight as a ruler's edge.
Authors: Updike, John
Title: Rabbit, run
Publisher: New York :, Fawcett Books,, 1996
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 264 p. ;,21 cm
ISBN: 0449911659
9780449911655
Branch Call Number: FICTION Upd
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Report This Nov 07, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I think this book should come with some kind of disclaimer. My son is a huge fan of rabbits, and I thought this would be a great book for us to read together. But there are no rabbits in it! It's just about some jerk named Rabbit. Once again, there are no rabbits in a book called "Rabbit Run." What a sham!

Report This Feb 19, 2013
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm halfway through this AMAZING novel. I'm really enjoying it! Updike is such an astounding writer...I imagine the story swimming around in my head as I read his words on the page....such vivid language and top-notch storytelling. Recommend.

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  • lisahiggs rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A companion to Revolutionary Road in showing how 60s suburban America was the most luxurious of oppressive prisons for anyone that was slightly above average. I picked this up for $1 at the library book sale because it’s on the Radcliffe 100 Best Novels List. Marriage before living together is a formula for unhappiness, and when Rabbit runs it’s not so hard to understand why. But when he essentially only runs next door, and stays away but not out of sight, sympathy thins. Rabbit’s wife Janice doesn’t get a voice in the story except for when she is drunk. Rabbit is that much of a dick that he allows his minor-character hooker a voice in his story but not his major-character wife. Updike pours out gorgeous unpunctuated sentences that lead you on a trail – a trail where you must force yourself to read slowly so you don’t get lost. He can’t keep it up forever though, and the style becomes average right around the same time I start getting tired of Rabbit. A vigorous start, and while I’d like to find out what happens to Rabbit in the next three books, I don’t think I could read about that asshole any more.

One of the great characters of 20th century American literature, Harry Angstrom stumbles through life and relationships, starting here in 1950s suburbia.

Report This Apr 28, 2010
  • JPearce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic of 20th century American literature. Entertaining on a superficial level but also an intriguing look into 1950s middle-America. Updike uses complex metaphors to link sex and religion in a wholly unique way. Highly recommended, thought not for those with prudish tendencies.

Report This Aug 15, 2008
  • jbeckber rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Updike won a Pullitzer prize so I had great expectations. I was disappointed - really not a hugely entertaing or intelligent book I thought. The question of who to blame for the tragedy is perhaps the key point. That does make you think.

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Report This Apr 28, 2010
  • JPearce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

JPearce thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Report This Apr 28, 2010
  • JPearce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"How far can you go on dates and still love Jesus"

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