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-- The Washington Post
"A brilliant achievement...No one should need to be told that Updike has a mastery of the language matched in our time only by the finest poets."
-- Saturday Review
"A brilliant and moving novel."
-- The Baltimore Sun
"Unsurpassed...Natural, pertinent, fresh, subtle, and superbly written."
"A classic...A beautiful and memorable book."
-- The Critic --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
a fascinating technique employed by updike where he combines two diiferent worlds to deliver a poignant storyPublished on Jan. 18 2004 by William D. Tompkins
I listened to this book as a Book on Tape. Although it was well read, it was very difficult to follow as the narration jumped from past to present (to what from some perspectives... Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2003
I was given a list of books to choose from for a project in my high school sophmore honors english class and this book was on it. Read morePublished on May 25 2003
Well, my title says it all. I liked it, but it lacked the power of the "Rabbit" series, the humor of "Witches of Eastwick" and "Bech, a Book". Read morePublished on March 11 2001
Now, normally I read science fiction, it's the bread and butter that I grew up on and I still love reading old and new SF. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2000 by Michael Battaglia
Here is the work of an early genius. The Centaur (Updike's third novel) has something of the seriousness of The Poorhouse Fair and Rabbit, Run (his first and second), although it... Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2000 by Tom Adair
This wonderful book explores the awkward transitional state of adolescence and the paranoia and disillusionment of middle age with the masterful metaphors that make Updike so... Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2000 by 3baddogs