Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review of Rabbit, Run by John Updike

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel

Elaborate Description

Rabbit is a nickname for the main character. As the animal is quick to do, the nickname sticks well with basketball and life. Rabbit ran away from life. A premature midlife crisis made worse and worse. Others try to help Rabbit, and do not give up on him. Rabbit gives up on others, but not without remorse. There is freedom in running away, rather than being caged in a particular situation.

The book is not well written or may have been written in a poor fashion to represent the story. The narrative is aimless, as is the main character. Random thoughts cloud the book causing a problem with continuity and clarity of action.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9780307744074
Pages to read:   241
Publication:     2012
1st Edition:      1960
Format:            eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    3
Content          1
Overall           1