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Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run - John Updike I was not in love with this book. There are quite a few good things about it, but in the end its hero Robert Angstrom is not that interesting or appealing to me. The prose is good. It reads easily and well. It's an examination of lower middle class America in the 50's, its meaninglessness, anxieties and captivity. Its reasonably good and it certainly gets better as it goes along. The ending is the best part about it and Rabbit's relationship with the prostitute Ruth is quite well done. Weirdly it reminded me of E.B. White's Stewart Little, but in the end it is no where near as good a book as that.

OK, but I won't be rushing out to read anymore Updike.