Book Reviews of Rabbit at Rest (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4)

Rabbit at Rest (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4)
Rabbit at Rest - Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4
Author: John Updike
ISBN-13: 9780449911945
ISBN-10: 0449911942
Publication Date: 8/27/1996
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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In this book Rabbit is aging in Florida, his wife wants to start a new career in real estate. Issues of aging, infidelity, failing children, loss of power are all well described. Very reality based.
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Updike deserves his ranking as one of the nations top novelist.
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Sad to read a book about a man who has finally reached a point in his life where things are pretty good only to see it all taken away within the course of a few months. In the first two books, Rabbit, Run and Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is a pretty unsympathetic character. But in this book, Rabbit has mellowed somewhat and now it seems as if the deck is stacked against him this time. Still, Rabbit is a pretty selfish guy but he has settled down now, ready to moulder away into comfortable old age, but it is not to be. Technically, Rabbit has heart disease but it seemed like that last heart attack was really his own heart breaking from seeing his world fall apart and dealing with it all on his own, having estranged himself from his wife and family. In the end, jerk though he was, I was sorry to see Rabbit go.

I really enjoyed Updike's descriptions of Florida, of Rabbit's last drive south, and of Rabbit's experience with heart disease. It just felt like the real deal, almost as good as being there. Updike really has an amazing eye for descriptive detail, he really captures it. Excellent novel.
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The fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live.
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1990 Borzoi edition-oversized softback book.
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Brilliant, the last in this series, winner of the Pulitzer.
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I love Updike and I've loved all the Rabbit books. This one is slower-paced but still has the characterization that makes them worth reading.
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I have read the other John Updike books in the Rabbit series and was somewhat disappointed with this book. This moved at such a slow pace unlike the other Rabbit books.
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4th in the series of "Rabbit" books by Updike.