Roger's Version

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Knopf, 1986 - Fiction - 328 pages
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A born-again computer whiz kid bent on proving the existence of God on his computer meets a middle-aged divinity professor, Roger Lambert, who'd just as soon leave faith a mystery. Soon the computer hacker begins an affair with professor Lambert's wife -- and Roger finds himself experiencing deep longings for a trashy teenage girl.

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User Review  - Thomas J. Molinaro - Goodreads

Very typical of Updike's erudite style, but this one takes you into a very deep religious debate, which is an integral part of the plot. I love every sentence, just about, that Updike has written, so my opinion is a little biased. Great book. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul DiBara - Goodreads

The book started interestingly enough. I thought the story was going to build around a grad student who was attempting to established the existence of God by using computers. But the story degenerated into a study in cynicism and a guilt trip of a theology professor. Read full review


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John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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