Rabbit, Run (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 1)
Rabbit Run - Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 1 Author:John Updike Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life. Now in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman. But happiness is more elusive than a medal, and Harry must continue to run -- from his wife, his life, and from himself, unti... more »l he reaches the end of the road and has to turn back ...« less
Sometimes you read a book and you think "well, the writing is fine, but I do not know why people think so much about this book" when you come to a section which grabs you up and shakes you and you realize why. This is one of those books.
Rabbit, Run is a finely textured, poetic story about a man trapped in his life. Updike's style is beautiful and the book is a joy to read. Rabbit's story is absorbing and crushing in its emotional weight. This is wonderful, personal American literature.