Bech is back
The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old. In this wonderful classic novel, Bech reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcée from Westchester, and--surprise to all--writes a book that becomes a runaway bestseller. If you've never read Updike before, there's no better place to start. If you've read him for years, you'll be delightfully reminded of John Updike's rightful place in the pantheon of quintessential American writers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcrben - LibraryThing
Copying in comments from a reading in 2004: I began this book thinking that it would be another dull "literature" book. I had John Updike vaguely confused with Upton Sinclair and thought Sinclar wrote ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing
The late author John Updike's birthday is March 18th, and sometime after I began reading him regularly (I think 2007 or 2008 -- he passed in 2009), recognizing his birthday has put me in the mood to ... Read full review