R.I.P., Rabbit: John Updike dies at 76

I was and am a voracious and indiscriminate reader; my father is a slow and selective reader. I couldn't have been more than 14 when he plucked John Updike's Rabbit, Run off the shelf and handed it to me. "I think you'll like this one," he said. He was right -- I did. I liked it even better when I reread it in my late 20s, when I actually understood a lot of the finely-crafted underpinnings I'm sure I'd skimmed over as a young teen. ...more

When I heard the news, I was speechless. I could only point people to others' words. You have ...more