In this sequel to Rabbit, Run, John Updike resumes the spiritual quest of his anxious Everyman, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. Ten years have passed; the impulsive former athlete has become a paunchy thirty-six-year-old conservative, and Eisenhower's becalmed America has become 1969's lurid turmoil of technology, fantasy, drugs, and violence. Rabbit is abandoned by his family, his home invaded by a runaway and a radical, his past reduced to a ruined inner landscape; still he clings to semblances of decency and responsibility, and yearns to belong and to believe.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing
This is the second in the Updike series about Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom and his life has moved on ten years. Rabbit appears to have made his peace with the world and has settled down. He works as a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
I don't know why I find Rabbit so engaging. I really don't like him. I don't like any of his family or his friends, but somehow Updike sucked me in. The story was so desperate and unhappy and soul-less but I still wanted to know how it turned out. Read full review