Book :: Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run
By: John Updike
Pages: 264
Published: 1960
Genre(s): American
Literary Fiction
Adult Fiction
Rating: (4)


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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...

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All things Rabbit---one of my all time favorites! Devoured these marvelous books in the mid-80s

Jan 5th, 2018

Caro60 Caro60

A strangely disturbing book. Rabbit's self-centredness is not charming and the lack of consideration he has for the women who pass through his life is far from endearing. And yet it is a compelling novel to read.

Apr 27th, 2015

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Aug 27th, 2013

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