“A lacerating story of loss and of seeking, written in prose that is charged with emotion but is always held under impeccable control.”—Kansas City Star
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.
I love the Rabbit series from John Updike. Updike has a way of writing characters that are so real. They are flawed, but you like most of them anyway, because they are just like people you know. Updike can get into some darker subjects, which I like because, again, it's real stuff and he's so honest. Highly recommend!
perfect way to experience updike's rabbit
this book is read perfectly; the beauty of updike's language in the ear serves as a spoonful of sugar for the bitter medicine of his characters.