by John Updike
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
An intoxicating yet sensitive novel about the sexual experiences of ten couples from Tarbox, New England.
Well-to-do, sociable, articulate but dangerously unfulfilled; they play word games in the evening and adultery all year round.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/02/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141188980
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Review by hazelk
I was disappointed by this novel as had really admired Updike's Rabbit trilogy. I found myself bored by these couples and their fornications:perhaps I wouldn't have had this reaction when I was younger and then would have got a kick out of the more graphic descriptions of the sexual act. I realise that Updike may have meant us to be critical of these self-regarding people but in the end I got bored with them as they seemed to have felt bored with each other. Lost souls?