Rabbit Remembered

Rabbit Remembered John Updike
  • Title: Rabbit Remembered
  • Author: John Updike
  • ISBN: 9780739376492
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Rabbit Remembered John Updike Rabbit Remembered The stunning novella that concludes John Updike s acclaimed Rabbit series is now available on audio Set ten years after Harry Rabbit Angstrom s death RABBIT REMEMBERED returns listeners to the small
    The stunning novella that concludes John Updike s acclaimed Rabbit series is now available on audio Set ten years after Harry Rabbit Angstrom s death, RABBIT REMEMBERED returns listeners to the small Pennsylvania town where Harry s widow, Janice, and his son, Nelson, still reside They are faced with a surprise when Annabelle, Harry s 39 year old illegitimate daughter,The stunning novella that concludes John Updike s acclaimed Rabbit series is now available on audio Set ten years after Harry Rabbit Angstrom s death, RABBIT REMEMBERED returns listeners to the small Pennsylvania town where Harry s widow, Janice, and his son, Nelson, still reside They are faced with a surprise when Annabelle, Harry s 39 year old illegitimate daughter, arrives on the scene, bringing with her ghosts from the past.
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    About John Updike


    1. John Hoyer Updike was an American writer Updike s most famous work is his Rabbit series Rabbit, Run Rabbit Redux Rabbit Is Rich Rabbit At Rest and Rabbit Remembered Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike Describing his subject as the American small town, Protestant middle class, Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published 22 novels and than a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children s books Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the 1950s His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter relationships.He died of lung cancer at age 76.


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    1. Finally, my journey with Rabbit Angstrom and clan is at its end Taking place ten years after Rabbit s death, I enjoyed this novella just as much as the last two books even though Rabbit was not physically present I was especially pleased to find out how Rabbit s son, Nelson, carried on after where we left him in Rabbit at Rest, and that I was left with a sense of hope and happiness at the end of this long saga.

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    2. I did not expect this to be as good as it was Having read all 4 of the other Rabbit books, I felt like they got stale as the series went on However, this was a fresh take on the family left over after all of the divorces and deaths Harry s son Nelson is the main character and keeps the book together well as he struggles to recover his life after kicking his cocaine habit and ruining the auto agency that made Harry rich The usual sex mostly thoughts about it from the male perspective permeates th [...]

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    3. This novella at 7 hours it s longer than most novels acts as the denouement to the four Rabbit novels It s really unfair to rate it on its own I can t imagine anyone who hadn t read at Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest getting anything out of this Where are they now update One could argue that this shouldn t have been written, that Harry s Enough at the end of Rabbit is Rich should have really been enough But if you look at all the novels as a single entity, then Rabbit Remembered is an appropri [...]

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    4. RABBIT REMEMBERED is a John Updike novella which is included in a collection of his short stories called, LICKS OF LOVE Updike s Harry Angstrom books occurred to me when I read Jonathan Franzen s, FREEDOM, and I did not realize that Updike had written a new work in The Rabbit Series which takes place ten years after the main character had died Both authors construct wonderfully diverse and multi faceted family situations which occur over long periods of time.Here is what Publisher s Weekly had t [...]

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    5. Is a book really a Rabbit book without Rabbit Sadly, for Rabbit Remembered the answer seems to be mostly no In this, the final novel in the Rabbit series, Updike revisits the Angstroms ten years after Rabbit at Rest and Rabbit s death The novel starts from the perspective of Janice, Rabbit s widow, but quickly shifts to that of Nelson, Rabbit s son For both Janice and Nelson, Rabbit, even in his now distant death, casts a long shadow Janice, contentedly remarried to Rabbit s rival, Ronnie Harris [...]

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    6. People talk about the Rabbit tetralogy and they rarely acknowledge the fifth coda of a novella, included in this collection It s called Rabbit, Remembered, and it isn t This is because it s totally unnecessary It s not bad, it s just irrelevant.It picks up about a decade after Rabbit s death, and here come some spoilers for this and previous Rabbit books view spoiler Updike revisits some of his favorite themes here oblique references to incestual longing that he likes to drop and then skitter aw [...]

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    7. I completed all five of the Rabbit books, four of them this year I m busy so I m going to cut and paste my review for all of them.First, Rabbit dies way too young It is hitting too close to home when characters are dying within my own age range.Second, all five books need to be read This is a masterful telling of a life by Updike Rabbit s life is messy, beautiful, boring, ugly, unpredictable, and totally predictable The life is real and universal We all have things we run from, but we can t run [...]

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    8. I d like to give this whole series a solid 4.5 Maybe a 5, but I won t go that far since I faintly remember having some very mild quibbles I m sad to be done with the whole thing, but very satisfied with how it wound up All along, Updike took what were, on paper , unlovely and potentially unlovable characters and made them real and touching, changing them in subtle and realistic ways along the way.Still, not recommended for people who like their protagonists easily lovable or who don t enjoy del [...]

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    9. Finishing this series is so emotional While the novella is not the best, it was so comfortable to read Losing rabbit and his family feels very real It was an eye opening look at America abs relationships, or at least it felt that way at 22 when I started the series I m 33 now and less surprised by people And their flaws still, the books are so raw and honest Beautiful series.

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    10. Great series Nice ending It was fun to be able to reminisce about my childhood Although I m feeling old since 1999 is talked about like ancient history Well that s an exaggeration.

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    11. Everything gets tied up.

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    12. I guess it s time to wrap up the saga I ll get into it a bit tonight after work.Actually I read a couple of other books first but tonight s the night to start wrapping up the Rabbit saga The time feels right It ll be my 1,000th book read , though that s a pretty arbitrary distinction since the list is not 100% reliable or complete.This is actually a part of Licks of Love , a 2000 short story collection Anyway, things are set ten years after Harry s death and for this story is inside Janice s hea [...]

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    13. Not my favorite book in the series But it seemed a fitting ending and tied up the loose ends.

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    14. It could never be as good without my favourite jerk Harry but getting the updates on the family in Updike s familiar prose was just like visiting an old friend I was fascinated with the changes, with the recollections from after his funeral and with Janice s history pre Harry The characters were, IMO, rock solid and completely believable incarnations from the past books Updike isn t afraid to age people But I must admit there were elements that bored me in other words some feedback for Mr Updike [...]

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    15. I don t know why it wasn t until I started reading this that I realized I wouldn t be hearing Rabbit s voice again It s a change to approach these characters and settings without having Rabbit as our lens, and while Updike manages the change expertly, it s impossible not to miss the character we ve gotten to know so well, which I guess is half the point of this novella Rabbit is a fuck up, as we know, and none of the ways his life has had negative repercussions on the people he left behind come [...]

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    16. I liked this, mostly because when the fourth and final Rabbit book concluded I was distraught at never again getting to read about the adventures of the problematic but loveable Rabbit Angstrom This novella is held by Rabbit s son Nelson, who has turned from drug addict in the last of the Rabbit novels, to a Dali Lama quoting therapist at a day treatment center Although the novella centers around Nelson the hoopla is focused around Annabelle, Rabbit s illegitimate daughter by Ruth, the woman he [...]

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    17. This entire story made me sad that Rabbit was gone I wanted to know what he thought of Monica Lewinsky, American Beauty, and email The other characters are interesting in their own realm, but not the same way that Rabbit was I love the ending and the entire night of New Years 1999 2000 It is strange being of an age that I have adult memories of dates that now seem so long past This series is similar to the 7UP series and the Before Sunrise series I always love stories that compress a life into a [...]

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    18. 3.5 stars I liked this better than the other Rabbit books in some ways, whereas I felt like it fell short in others There was a lot of sadistic family stuff going on that was breathtakingly gross, but overall I liked the relationship between Nelson and Annabelle it felt like the first or less healthy family relationship in the entire series Another thing that kind of bothered me was the way that both Nelson s and Janice s interior monologues were basically identical to Rabbit s That kind of dim [...]

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    19. This brief novella reunites readers with Nelson, his mother, Janice, and his long suffering wife, Pru Harry a.k.a Rabbit has been dead for ten years now Janice has remarried, Nelson and Pru are separated, and Annabelle Byer discovers that yes, Harry is her biological father As always, Updike splices this work with historical references that resonate with readers and bring the world to life You do miss Harry, no matter how unlovable he was in real life What I like most about this last trip to Bre [...]

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    20. With this, I have finished reading all of Updike s tales of Harry Rabbit Angstrom and his family The quality of this novella wasn t quite up to that of the last two novels in the series, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest It is much shorter, of course, and it suffers from Harry s absence Each entry in the series was written ten years after the previous one, and in this we see Harry s illegitimate daughter show up to meet her half brother and the rest of Harry s family It was written in 2000, and [...]

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    21. Not up to par with the previous three books which I absolutely loved I see what Updike was trying to do document as it were Rabbit s life by what remained of it, but it doesn t really work for me, anyway Very little actually reflected Rabbit in any real way Ultimately, it feels like an attempt to reboot the series, though I know it was anything but.Not really worth the read.

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    22. As much as I love Updike s voice, there was not a character in this story I didn t want to get away from as soon as possible Perhaps if Rabbit himself was on the stage, there would have been a compelling train wreck to watch RIP, Harry.

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    23. I rate this novella 4 of 5 EXCELLENT For some reason I liked this short conclusion to the Rabbit series than Rabbit At Rest, probably because it ties up a lot of loose ends But Updike kept me guessing what would happen to the characters till the very end.

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    24. I read this as an audio book, so part of the problem may have been with the narrator But, it seemed a little slow and the characters weren t developed very deeply I enjoyed the realness of the dialogue, however and the believability of the characters.

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    25. Updike was cashing in on the Rabbit Angstrom series by sneaking in one book Rabbit has been dead for ten years in this book It is the new millennium and Annabel Harry s love child has introduced herself to Janice and Nelson The book is far too short for anything to really develop.

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    26. i listened to this almost 2 years after finishing the rabbit books, so it was hard to remember some of the characters when i did, though, certain parts of the books came flooding back i m glad this was made, but i miss rabbit.

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    27. Updike has a way of making you feel mildly uncomfortable and in edge reading this novella There was a strange sexual undercurrent to the entire thing, but like all of his work, leaves you thinking long after you finish.

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    28. Once I started reading Updike s Rabbit series, I was COMMITTED, so I had to read the final novella This one takes a look at Rabbit s wife and son a few years after his death, and it does tie up a few loose ends I m so glad I read the series, but I was ready to be done with it Done.

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    29. Ten years after Rabbit s premature death, we find out what happened to those left behind It turns out he did have a daughter, and her appearance precipitates the action in this longer novella A fitting closure ending at the end of the 20th century literally Y2K why not

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    30. The last Rabbit book I grew to love Updike with these 5 booksa little sad it s all over but loved how it ended.

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