Somehow I made it through my English degree, and most of my adult reading life, without reading anything by John Updike. I’d hear his name spoken in hallowed and scornful tones, everywhere that readers gathered, and still I just never got around to reading anything by him.
Last week I read Rabbit, Run and In The Beauty of the Lilies. I loved Lilies and thought Rabbit was obnoxious in too many ways to count.
The man wrote a ton of books. Before I jump into another one, I’d love to know if any of you can recommend a good starting point. Any you’ve loved by Updike, or that you would recommend avoiding?