Rabbit is Rich Author:John Updike The hero of John Updike's Rabbit, Run (1960), ten years after the hectic events described in Rabbit Redux (1971), has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as Chief Sales Representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania. The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, the President collapses while runnin... more »g in a marathon, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national confidence. Nevertheless, Harry Angstrom feels in good shape, ready to enjoy life at last -- until his son, Nelson, returns from the West, and the image of an old love pays a visit to his lot. New characters and old populate these scenes from Rabbit's middle age, as he continues to pursue, in his erratic fashion, the rainbow of happiness.« less
Gives a real overview of the late seventies in this continuing story of Rabbit's life. Too much sex for my taste. Characters like no one I've ever met, but they're supposedly stereotypical Americans of their time. Well written but pretty depressing if Updike really thought people were like these characters.