Talkin’ Rabbit (Harry Angstrom’s Blues)

I moved to Pennsylvania in 1992. I decided it was time to read John Updike. I began with Rabbit, Run and it knocked me out. Maybe it was my age at the time (close to Rabbit’s) or something else but I’d never encountered a character that felt so real to me. I was eager to continue with the rest of the Rabbit Tetralogy but got this funny idea that I should wait ten years between books, just as Updike does in terms of describing Rabbit’s life. I stuck to the plan for a little while. But, then, I decided in anticipation of the third bi-Annual John Updike Society Conference (of which I’ve been a card carrying member since its inception in 2010) that I’d re-read the first three Rabbit books (

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