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    While the average person may have been conducting online searches for holiday recipes this week, I was doing my own Google search which type of cigarettes did John Updike smoke My poor, poor children No Waldorf salad or candied yams for you.That query provided me with information that I already knew, that Mr Updike died from lung cancer, as a result of his nasty smoking habit, but my actual question wasn t answered Which kind of cigarettes did he smoke Do you know I don t But I want to know And I think about it an unnatural amount Almost every photo ever taken of John Updike features a burning cigarette drooping casually from his mouth or held loosely between his two fingers.And, though I loathe cigarette smoking, I find myself thinking of that mischievous smile and that stupid cigarette hanging from his mouth, and the next thing you know, I m Olivia Newton John in Grease, pulling that damn thing slowly from his mouth, throwing it to the ground to crush under my black heel, and whispering real close like to his face , Tell me about it, stud What follows from there is none o...


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    we believe that with time comes wisdom, that by the time we re older we ll have acquired a natural sense of life and other people and our own self and how to live how to cast aside the pettiness and do away with the small things that mean nothing than cancerous nibblings at our gut but no it doesn t just happen we don t leave that stuff behind unless we make a serious effort to do so and it s hard work we don t wanna turn into one of those morons that s always happy and even y know the old let fury have the hour, anger can be power business is something i firmly stand behind , but we can t be one of those people that goes home and lays in bed all night stewing about george bush or how their parents fucked them up or what they should have said to that rude dmv worker or cocky bookfacer or self obsessed friend etc the Rabbit books so perfectly lay down exactly what i ve spent so much of my life fighting against and against becoming how all those forces the time in which one lives, nature, nurture, genes, ...


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    According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 was year of the Rooster, but for ME, it was year of Rabbit This year, I discovered with great glee, the brilliance of John Updike, and I ve hopped through the four books he wrote about the guy we all love to hate or hate to love , Rabbit Angstrom.I m bidding goodbye to this flawed horndog, with misty eyes Somehow, from the beginning, despite his reprehensible, often misogynistic ways and his overuse of the C word , I liked the bastard From his family fleeing 50 s, his communal 60 s, his swinging 70 s, to now Rabbit in the 80 s.We re in 1989 the end of the Reagan era, when Bill Cosby is still a role model to many, Cabbage Patch kids are the rage, Melanie Griffiths stars in Working Girl, women have shoulder pads in every article of clothing, you get the picture Oh, and there s AIDS and piles of cocaine too.He s 56 going on 90 He s got a bum ticker, and for the whole book, we are painfully aware of each constriction, each suffocating breath It s clear this guy s cla...


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    This last book in the Harry Angstrom cycle by Updike looks at the end of Rabbit s life and disillusionment at the end of the 80s It is worthy of the Pulitzer it garnered Updike s second after the equally superb Rabbit is Rich Suffice it to say that there is the same set of characters which we know from the previous books and a nice circular return at the very end An essential read for understanding America on the eve of the 90s...


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    Che cosa vedi Una specie di vermiciattolo agitato, che non si ferma mai la vita, Se hai gi letto i primi tre libri della saga di Coniglio 1 , Updike sembra sussurrarti rilassati ci penso io Tu sai che puoi fidarti, non devi aver fretta, devi invece controllare bene nelle pieghe delle sue frasi pi amare, perch l son nascoste le verit che molti cercano e che poi non son disposti ad accettare.Updike gode dell apprezzamento di buona parte dei suoi colleghi scrittori, in grado di riprodurre il flusso dei pensieri del suo personaggio come se usasse una GoPro mentale La descrizione giunge ad un livello pi elevato e diventa simbolo interiore, associazione di pensieri Avviene con naturalezza e in modo ricorrente, viene spontaneo pensare a quegli scrittori che per una veronica riuscita si applaudono da soli, qui siamo al cospetto di uno scrittore che non tiene conto del concetto di straordinario.Il punto del romanzo che ho apprezzato maggiormente stato intorno a pag 250, dopo una tornitura magistrale ho immaginato Updike alzarsi soddisfatto dalla sedia come se l esperienza descritta l avesse vissuta davvero Lui non racconta di un uomo che invecchia, lui quell uomo dentro quel personaggio e ormai, alla fine della saga, vi ha trascinato anche me Il finale della seconda parte del libro un po strascicato, la terza ha il torto di avere un titolo che uno spoiler inammissibile il titolo corretto sarebbe stato Pennsylvania Florida , nonostante ci , conduce ad un punto di svolta inasp...


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    I dreaded reading this book and I have to admit that it took me two weeks to get through the last 50 pages I miss Harry Angstrom not as if a dear friend has died, but as if I have died myself and yet somehow remain around to mourn my own loss What s odd is that I didn t really like Rabbit I did understand him though, in a way that I ve never understood anyone aside from myself That, to me, is Updike s true g...


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    Q Where oh where will Rabbit go to rest Where will it all all four decades worth of this, an all American life culminate and how A In Florida and boringly.This is a tremendously slow trek through Harry Angstrom s last year and we see the guy eat himself to death and burn bridges with family and friends Eh what s new The sick sad life of the American Male the fourth novel is overkill while it s perfectly nice to revisit some of Rabbit s highlights and mostly low lights, how o how can a life be reduced to American history merged so neatly with a deep and personal human experience It doesn t work, this attempt to encapsulate life, to show ho...


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    Eat a balanced diet Exercise regularly Avoid excessive drinking Don t fuck your daughter in law Lot of good life style advice in this book


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    What s a life supposed to be asks Rabbit s daughter in law They don t give you another for comparison But at its best, that s what Updike has done with the Rabbit books He s given us another, and it s this terrific shambling asshat of an everyman, a former athlete who goes exactly to seed right before our eyes.Updike s ability to inhabit such a normal person with sympathy and honesty puts these books, taken together, in the Great American Novel pantheon He s now covered Rabbit from his awful youth through his midlife crisis and into retirement Rabbit has gained some wisdom along the way, but not a lot of it He remains til the end self absorbed, self pitying, selfish It feels as much like a real life as anything I ve ever read does.What s worked less well is Updike s insistence on sending Rabbit, Forrest Gump style, stumbling through the headlines of each decade In the 60s Rabbit encountered free love and civil rights, which utterly sank Rabbit Redux In Rabbit is Rich s 70s he explored wife swapping, which worked out surprisingly well even though I m 100% sure key parties are made up But if you d like to play Literary Key Party, here are the rules Here in the 80s, Rabbit deals with what else coke and AIDS It feels forced and superficial Updike gets the details right a kindly comedian named Cosby, a flamboyant loudmouth named Trump but Rabbit shoehorns in awkwardly.Rabbit at Rest isn t a puzzling disaster like Rabbit Redux, but it s not great The coke and AIDS bits a...


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    I didn t expect to be sad at the end of this But after four novels, each gradually getting deeper into the character, moving from about 300 pages in the first to almost 500 by the last, I ve logged in a lot of time with Harry Angstrom And so when this one brought his story around to the end, I got a little sad It s an accomplishment to write a character essentially from birth to death And so much of Rabbit s story involves all of the mundane details of small town life watching TV, knowing the same people your whole life, never really venturing outside of your circuit So, I mean, Rabbit was kind of a jerk to the very end And that s what got me Updike does a beautiful job in this one, slowly closing the book on this guy In this one he finally runs and almost gets away But like in the first book, he nev...


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Rabbit at Rest It S 1989, And Harry Rabbit Angstrom Is Far From Restful Fifty Six And Overweight, He Has A Struggling Business On His Hands And A Heart That Is Starting To Fail His Family, Too, Are Giving Him Cause For Concern His Son Nelson Is A Wreck Of A Man, A Cocaine Addict With Shattered Self Respect Janice, His Wife, Has Decided That She Wants To Be A Working Girl And As For Pru, His Daughter In Law, She Seems To Be Sending Out Signals To Rabbit That He Knows He Should Ignore, But Somehow Can T He Has To Make The Most Of Life, After All He Doesn T Have Much Time Left