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  1. Julie Julie says:

    When Harry Rabbit Angstrom begins to weep at his son Nelson s wedding, the ladies stare at him with surprise and become wistful, witnessing these unlikely, raw emotions Aw, heck, ladies would you just look at Rabbit, mid life, becoming a big softie One woman quickly hands him her grubby handkerchief The poor dear Oh, if only they knew that, as the 46 year old Rabbit stares at the page of his prayer book, which he thinks looks as white and blank as the nape of Nelson s poor mute frail When Harry Rabbit Angstrom begins to weep at his son Nelson s wedding, the ladies stare at him with surprise and become wistful, witnessing these unlikely, raw emotions Aw, heck, ladies would you just look at Rabbit, mid life, becoming a big softie One woman quickly hands him her grubby handkerchief The poor dear Oh, if only they knew that, as the 46 year old Rabbit stares at the page of his prayer book, which he thinks looks as white and blank as the nape of Nelson s poor mute frail neck, he is not weeping over how bittersweet and wonderful it all is, that his baby boy is growing up, marrying the woman he has impregnated and is taking his marriage vows Nope He s thinking how his son is becoming as trapped as he perceives himself to be And, he s thinking Run, Nelson, Run You see, Rabbit s got a bad case of creeping middle itis, and he wants his son to run from the car lot that belongs to their family, wants him to run from the marriage he is entering, and wants him to run from the responsibilities of impending parenthood, too.And why wouldn t Rabbit want his son to run Running s what Rabbit does best He did it in Rabbit, Run, he did it in Rabbit, Redux, and he s doing it all over again, here in Rabbit is Rich.And, the worst part is Rabbit doesn t know WHAT in hell he s running from He s convinced himself it s women, even asks his son, What re you going to do when you run out of women to tell you what do But, that s all bullsh t, isn t it, Rabbit You re running from WOMEN This, from a man who thinks of the girl s long thigh as she stretched her way into the back seat and imagines he smells vanilla Cunt would be a good flavor of ice cream, Sealtest ought to work on it You LOVE women, Rabbit, so stop calling them cunts, and grow up You re running from yourself, Rabbit, so stop blaming it on the women around you, and stop acting caged by a life you made And looks pretty good, too, damn it Grow up, Rabbit, you re such a jackass Oh, but, Rabbit, I can t help myself I can t do anything else but love you as I hate you Mr Updike took on such an odyssey here, in creating you, and giving us, his lucky readers, this Tetralogy of Rabbit.And, Mr Updike John Dear, I know you re dead but, can we talk


  2. Robin Robin says:

    Ah, you bad, bad boy, Mr John Updike.It s 1979, Jimmy Carter is president, and it s a good time for selling Toyotas Rabbit is head salesman at his late father in law s car dealership He s still married to Janice He s buddies with Charlie, his wife s former lover And, he s rich He belongs to a club, he drives a nice car, he s buying a house, he s taking vacations, he s well, he s having a swinging old time.Sounds good, right Well, the fly in the ointment is always there for Rabbit, whe Ah, you bad, bad boy, Mr John Updike.It s 1979, Jimmy Carter is president, and it s a good time for selling Toyotas Rabbit is head salesman at his late father in law s car dealership He s still married to Janice He s buddies with Charlie, his wife s former lover And, he s rich He belongs to a club, he drives a nice car, he s buying a house, he s taking vacations, he s well, he s having a swinging old time.Sounds good, right Well, the fly in the ointment is always there for Rabbit, whether it is his constantly wandering eye, his college dropout son causing all kinds of commotion, or the apparition of a girl who looks like she might be his daughter, the fruit of his three month affair almost two decades before The reality is that despite everything, he s still caught in life His wife and mother in law still call the shots at Springer Motors His riches are all hinged on his marriage.This was a HUGE improvement on Rabbit Redux Updike does a phenomenal job of placing us in a time, with bell bottoms, soap opera watching and LeCars Rabbit is still as compelling a character as ever, making astute internal observations in his sex soaked brain The writing is still encroyable, that distinctive poetic prose that flies to the heavens and also swoops into the mire, not afraid to get dirty.Speaking of which, we get real down and dirty in this book It s as raunchy as Rabbit s mind The good, the bad, and the ugly are here for all to see It s a veritable amusement park, with something for everyone Some of it heated and erotic, some of it truly questionable sleep sex is non consensual in my books , some of it adventurous and kinky Much would have been fairly shocking when it was published in 1981, and it impresses me that something so racy would make it through the Pulitzer screening process I am also impressed that Updike makes middle aged sex so lively and, well, sexy.Having said all that, I do need to mention that not everything was roses for me in this read While I knew what I was getting into this is the 3rd Rabbit book, I know by now he s no sweetheart at times, it was too heavy on testosterone Just at times, mind you, since I like testosterone But during these times, as a female reader, it felt exclusionary see continued use of the C word , seen through a male s perspective by a male who doesn t really like women, even though he wants to have sex with most of them And, at times, it felt over the top see imagining what his daughter s pubic hair might look like WTF, Updike At the end of the day though, I can t give it less than five stars He won me over with his ruthless, bad boy writing, with his complex characterization and understanding of human nature And of course the sex One thing s for certain, Updike knew how to use his, er, pen


  3. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    Glib Capsule Review Rabbit cracks wise Rabbit talks about cars Rabbit scrutinises female anatomy Rabbit bawls out no good lowlife son Rabbit s actions receive entirely undeserved Harvard strength descriptive torrent Rabbit screws his wife Rabbit fantasises about screwing his friend s young wife Rabbit makes racist or sexist remark Rabbit thinks about daughter or dead Skeeter Rabbit goes into four five page thought stream with no paragraph breaks Rabbit wants very much to have sexual in Glib Capsule Review Rabbit cracks wise Rabbit talks about cars Rabbit scrutinises female anatomy Rabbit bawls out no good lowlife son Rabbit s actions receive entirely undeserved Harvard strength descriptive torrent Rabbit screws his wife Rabbit fantasises about screwing his friend s young wife Rabbit makes racist or sexist remark Rabbit thinks about daughter or dead Skeeter Rabbit goes into four five page thought stream with no paragraph breaks Rabbit wants very much to have sexual intercourse with another lady Rabbit isn t really rich Randomise these sentences for 423pp, that s Rabbit is Rich Additional The third number in Updike s tetralogy is a deliberately overweight, exhausting mess, centred almost entirely on Rabbit s misadventures in opulence For me, this is the novel s greatest flaw in Rabbit, Run, Updike wrote so eloquently from several POVs, notably from Janice s, but here, aside from one or two swings to Nelson s Rabbit s son perspective, we re trapped in Rabbit s head for the long haul Updike s prose has gotten saggier and baggier since the 1950s no writer but Nabokov can really sustain hyper stylised prose over a 423pp novel Ada being a bad example , so the marshy swamps of description tend to blur into one big OH THAT S NICE, BUT SO WHAT As for this comment that Rabbit is Rich is where Updike expanded upon the technical innovations in Ulysses balls Updike wrote breathtaking stream of consciousness prose in the first book, using Joycean borrowings to devastating effect This book contains one clumsy attempt at thought stream prose early on, replacing this with comma drenched clumps of dullness for the duration If Updike s only intention was to write a supersize novel to reflect Rabbit s distending gut and bank account, this is disappointing His reluctance to abandon his hero s relentless sexual musings to explore the family in greater depth is also disappointing I wasn t expecting change in the characters we know they ll remain appalling wretches until the final breath but I neededoriginality in the telling Apart from these gripes, I lapped up the story OK


  4. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Watching Rabbit Angstrom at almost my age was fascinating The text is deliciously Proustian and I love the perspective on the 70s The world microcosm Brewster is alive fascinating as a study of America in the waning years of the 20th century s hangover after the 60s His descriptions of human relationships are among the most realistic I have ever read A must.A much better book IHMO than Redux, Rabbit is never really rich, but the text is incredibly rich in the relationships particularly bet Watching Rabbit Angstrom at almost my age was fascinating The text is deliciously Proustian and I love the perspective on the 70s The world microcosm Brewster is alive fascinating as a study of America in the waning years of the 20th century s hangover after the 60s His descriptions of human relationships are among the most realistic I have ever read A must.A much better book IHMO than Redux, Rabbit is never really rich, but the text is incredibly rich in the relationships particularly between Rabbit and his son and fantastic writing It is perhaps my favorite of the series


  5. Fabian Fabian says:

    This third decade of Rabbit s shenanigans is incredibly dull Didn t the 70 s include all that Disco outrageous fashion and pre 80s outrageous vapid opulence It does exist in Rabbit s albeit OUR America, but Rabbit has become such an old man at the age of 46 that he cannot enjoy his monetary glory at all He worries still, not for the well being of his family, no, but mostly over his own selfish hide, his manly desires fulfilled though mostly not I hated the dialogue between the This third decade of Rabbit s shenanigans is incredibly dull Didn t the 70 s include all that Disco outrageous fashion and pre 80s outrageous vapid opulence It does exist in Rabbit s albeit OUR America, but Rabbit has become such an old man at the age of 46 that he cannot enjoy his monetary glory at all He worries still, not for the well being of his family, no, but mostly over his own selfish hide, his manly desires fulfilled though mostly not I hated the dialogue between the main couple and the country club bunnies I hated that most of the time Rabbit and son talk about cars and materialistic stuff This is the longest and least compelling of the novels thus far To complete the tetralogy I myself prefer the term quadrilogy the final Angstrom novel, Rabbit at Rest is finally next on my queue


  6. Alex Alex says:

    Rabbit is the great American schlub He s perfectly mediocre He s one of those guys whose best days were as a high school athlete and now he s growing a beer gut He s got an okay job, he s a pretty shitty father, he s a pig, he loves Consumer Reports, he s racist but not so racist that he thinks of himself as racist He s an everyday asshole Updike has managed to neither love nor hate him, just describe him But he gets you deep enough into him that you find yourself feeling bad for him when Rabbit is the great American schlub He s perfectly mediocre He s one of those guys whose best days were as a high school athlete and now he s growing a beer gut He s got an okay job, he s a pretty shitty father, he s a pig, he loves Consumer Reports, he s racist but not so racist that he thinks of himself as racist He s an everyday asshole Updike has managed to neither love nor hate him, just describe him But he gets you deep enough into him that you find yourself feeling bad for him when he doesn t get to fuck some other guy s wife So that s something view spoiler That s Cindy, she of the diaper bottom bikini, whom he s lusted after all book and finally come within hailing distance of thanks to vacation wife swapping and of course he gets indirectly cockblocked by his kid, who s just as much an asshole as he is Rabbit has to make do with Thelma, the mousy one, who lets him piss on her hide spoiler Rabbit is Rich is set in 1979 as Rabbit hits middle age, his 40s Updike gives a perfect view of American life on the cusp of the 80s sunken living rooms, smoking while pregnant, the gas crisis There s also a Balzacian specificity about finances actual numbers for what middle class means in that age Because Rabbit is not actually Rich He s getting by.Rich means Janice, in fact, as corny as that sounds Rabbit and Janice have both cheated on each other in prior books their marriage began because he knocked her up and has almost sputtered out numerous times, but they ve somehow stumbled into liking each other at this point A man fucks your wife, he muses, it puts a new value on her, within limits I didn t see that coming Updike is careful with this development it s dangerously sentimental and he pulls it off.He pulls this whole book off, in fact, which is startling because after the excellent Rabbit, Run, the followup Rabbit Redux was bullshit Updike makes a heroic comeback for this third book, the first to win a Pulitzer the next one will too it s the best so far.Updike is of course the apotheosis of dick lit, just another old white guy writing about his penis, and we modern readers don t really crack open his books expecting to find something we recognize But his understanding of Rabbit, his feel for human nature, is shocking His use of sex scenes to push the plot forward is once again perfectly effective When Rabbit pees on a lady, he pees for a reason view spoiler The reason is that mousy Thelma is allowed to present a rare defense of Rabbit, at the climax of the book, and through her eyes you see how Rabbit might be appealing to someone And they end up in this intensely personal space, which, um, and then they pee on each other hide spoiler And the writing, man Updike continues to write in the present tense, casually pulling it off He slips in and out of stream of consciousness, as if just to prove that he can do that too He describes one person s voice like bubbles of fat in water, every syllable Another person enunciates with such casual smiling sonorousness that his sentences seem to keep travelling around a corner after they are pronounced A woman laughs like change tossed on a counter This is brilliant writing, always engaging, never standoffish, writing that makes you stop and laugh and think holy shit, I can t believe he came up with that.This is the least eventful of the Rabbit books so far view spoiler the only one in which there are no casualties hide spoiler Too much plot has been a flaw in the other two a disastrous one in Rabbit Redux, a minor one in Rabbit, Run. Updike gooses you with it here view spoiler when Rabbit s son Nelson semi accidentally pushes his pregnant wife down the stairs, you ve been feeling dread for pages and you re certain disaster is here hide spoiler but he s teasing, he pulls it back Updike now realizes that he wants to write about an uneventful life, which isinteresting andof a challenge Rabbit is surprised, I think, to find himself at middle age and happyish He s surprised to find that he loves his wife He s surprised to find himself rich, or rich enough I m surprised to find Updike recovering from Rabbit Redux. We re all surprised here This is better than we thought it would be


  7. Richard Richard says:

    Rabbit is Rich won a pocketful of awards, most notably the Pulitzer Prize for fiction That doesn t mean I have to like it, and I certainly didn t It s not that Updike s writing isn t great no writer can do a better job of placing you uncomfortably inside a character s brain as Updike can, and no book made me want to find a plain brown wrapper to cover it like this book did It s not that I m unfamiliar with Harry Rabbit Angstrom s life journey to this point, having read the first two Rabbit Rabbit is Rich won a pocketful of awards, most notably the Pulitzer Prize for fiction That doesn t mean I have to like it, and I certainly didn t It s not that Updike s writing isn t great no writer can do a better job of placing you uncomfortably inside a character s brain as Updike can, and no book made me want to find a plain brown wrapper to cover it like this book did It s not that I m unfamiliar with Harry Rabbit Angstrom s life journey to this point, having read the first two Rabbit volumes And it s not that I find Rabbit s progress or lack of through life anysurprising or disagreeable than any number of people I know or have known in my life, as a person slightly older than Rabbit himself in this book At some point a reader has to ask him herself, why am I reading about this What s the point of reading every unfiltered thought of a 1970 s vintage middle aged man who seems to be mostly obsessed with 2 things oral sex, and the fate of his illegitimate daughter Maybe it s the same compulsion that draws us to stalk Facebook pages of high school acquaintances, to see what s happened to so and so we barely knew or could hardly stand decades later I certainly didn t find Rabbit likeable in the last tale, and his story was only mildly interesting for the fact his life was going off the rails by the end of Rabbit Redux, he had lost his job, his home, pretty much his marriage, and was doing all he could to emotionally lose his son OK, so ten years later he finds himself in a much better financial situation though hardly rich and treading water at best in every other area So what Perhaps the uniqueness of the Rabbit series is that Harry Angstrom has aged in real time, as the once per decade literary parachuting into his life for a few days or few weeks happens at about the same, real, calendar time And perhaps the real value of this series is that it gives us insight into Updike s mindset, every 10 years or so I m still trying to reconcile the Updike who wrote the passionate forward to Graham Greene s The Power and The Glory and the surprising Easter Poem, with the Updike who seems to be projecting not only his cynical observations of middle America in the late 70 s, but his own disappointment and even despair over the supposed American Dream Oh well, on to the last Rabbit book another Pulitzer winner I just gotta know what happens, even if I can t stand the guy


  8. Christine Boyer Christine Boyer says:

    Pulitzer Prize winner 1982 Wow Wow Wow Just finished this today, and once again, Rabbit Harry Angstrom has left me speechless and wantingThis third book in the four book series is the best so far The writing is absolutely unique and mind blowing I can t even believe I don t get to read it tonight As I said in my review of 2, if you re going to read this series, you must start with the first book and read in order There were so many references to 1 and 2 in this novel, that a Pulitzer Prize winner 1982 Wow Wow Wow Just finished this today, and once again, Rabbit Harry Angstrom has left me speechless and wantingThis third book in the four book series is the best so far The writing is absolutely unique and mind blowing I can t even believe I don t get to read it tonight As I said in my review of 2, if you re going to read this series, you must start with the first book and read in order There were so many references to 1 and 2 in this novel, that a reader starting with this book would probably feel lost but could still appreciate the level of writing The first novel was 1959, second 1969, and now in Rabbit is Rich it is 1979 Finally a year I know and can remember as I was 13 that year And, Harry Rabbit Angstrom is almost 50, so he s also now at an age I can relate to Maybe that s part of why I liked Rabbit is Rich so much All the books are contemporary to the time, so it was nostalgic reading about Carter, gas prices, disco music, etc.In a nutshell, there have only been a few other writers EVER who have been able to so skillfully portray the complete monotony of every day life like Updike Every scene with the wife, his mother in law, his college aged son, his co workers at the Toyota dealership, his friends at the country club priceless Updike is not afraid to write what we are all thinking, but what we won t say out loud Again, even at 5 stars still not for everyone Harry thinks about sex and women constantly This book was the most graphic any fetish you can imagine he is thinking about it and doing it I ll leave that up to you Also, racial comments that you NEVER hear said today, but again, without me writing it here think Archie Bunker on steroids Honestly, I don t know if I can even type some of the words on this site without being banned So again, read at your own risk But for those of you who can understand that that s all part of the character and part of the times, you will accept this for the masterpiece it is Great writers are great observers Updike is a master observer


  9. Manny Manny says:

    He s rich, and in the third volume he miraculously manages not kill anyone while looking for some quick sex Who says you can t learn from experience


  10. Priyanka Vavilikolanu Priyanka Vavilikolanu says:

    His own life closed in to a size his soul had not yet shrunk to fit Rabbit is dragged kicking and screaming into middle age Regular people are not known to react well to this, and Rabbit is worse than regular people This makes for an often hilarious read Strangely enough, he toes the line for the most part but it s not because of maturity His wife has inherited all the money he enjoys and boy, is he smug about all the money he didn t earn and if he leaves her, he loses the money He like His own life closed in to a size his soul had not yet shrunk to fit Rabbit is dragged kicking and screaming into middle age Regular people are not known to react well to this, and Rabbit is worse than regular people This makes for an often hilarious read Strangely enough, he toes the line for the most part but it s not because of maturity His wife has inherited all the money he enjoys and boy, is he smug about all the money he didn t earn and if he leaves her, he loses the money He likes being rich for the first time in his life and he feels sorry for his Dad who died poor He feels emasculated because he is at the mercy of Springer wealth so he can t inflict damage on poor Janice anyThere s always the son Nelson is grown up and has his own daddy issues Rabbit is jealous of his son and feels competitive when he s around his home By now, we know each of these characters inside out There was a lot of shaking of the head and chuckling knowingly at the things they do and say You see the many ways families mess up each others lives and the cycle of mistakes repeating generation after generation As nauseating as Rabbit is and as entertaining as his story is , it wouldn t be the book that it is without Updike s gorgeous writing that serves to point out some life truths every few pages As often as I paused in disgust at Rabbit s latest thoughts, I also paused to muse about these stunning sentences that make some of Rabbit s dilemmas all too human This is the book where you feel closest to Harry, where you see his perspective and agree with him sometimes, which is a miracle considering everything he s done so far Maybe the dead are gods, there s certainly something kind about them, the way they give you room What you lose as you age is witnesses, the ones who watched from early on and cared, like your own little grandstand Easily the best Rabbit book so far P.S There s also a minister to rival Eccles Provides plenty of humour


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Rabbit Is Rich [EPUB] ✸ Rabbit Is Rich By John Updike – Buyprobolan50.co.uk It s and Rabbit is no longer running He s walking, and beginning to get out of breath That s OK, though it gives him the chance to enjoy the wealth that comes with middle age It s all in place he s C It sand Rabbit is no longer running He s walking, and beginning to get out of breath That s OK, though it gives him the chance to enjoy the wealth that comes with middle age It s all in place he s Chief Sales Representative and co owner Rabbit Is MOBI :º of Springer motors his wife, at home or in the club, is keeping trim he wears good suits, and the cash is pouring in So why is it that he finds it so hard to accept the way that things have turned out And why, when he looks at his family, is he haunted by regrets about all those lives he ll never live.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 545 pages
  • Rabbit Is Rich
  • John Updike
  • English
  • 25 August 2019

About the Author: John Updike

John Hoyer Updike was an American writer Updike s most famous work is his Rabbit series Rabbit, Run Rabbit Redux Rabbit Is Rich Rabbit At Rest and Rabbit Remembered Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike Describing his subject as the American Rabbit Is MOBI :º small town, Protestant middle class, Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published novels andthan a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children s books Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the s His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter relationshipsHe died of lung cancer at age .