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5.0 out of 5 stars John Updike's latest work is a triumph!
"Licks of Love" consists of twelve short stories which all relate directly or by suggestion to earlier works, any of which will be immediately recognizable to fans, and which will all whet the appetite of a newcomer to the Updike oeuvre. The final chapter, "Rabbit Remembered", is a 181-page novelette which affords glimpses into the earlier Harry...
Published on 24 April 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars Twisting for the sake of twisting
There's something about Updike that keeps him from telling a story straight. Too many twists within the paragraphs and even the phrases. Too many times I have to go back to reading again the same sentence or paragraph just to know who it is that he is talking about.

A pity, really, for the plot of his stories is rather good.
Published on 17 Jan 2011 by Jorge Caamaño


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Updike's latest work is a triumph!, 24 April 2001
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"Licks of Love" consists of twelve short stories which all relate directly or by suggestion to earlier works, any of which will be immediately recognizable to fans, and which will all whet the appetite of a newcomer to the Updike oeuvre. The final chapter, "Rabbit Remembered", is a 181-page novelette which affords glimpses into the earlier Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom stories and the minor and sometimes more major disasters which follow in the wake of this all-American anti-hero some years after his death. Updike aficionados are treated to a searing and incisive post-mortem of Rabbit's palmy and selfindulgent days in fringe middle America, though every phrase is fragrant with John Updike's seductive imagery and fascinating narrative of the show that never ends. If this offering doesn't make you want more, you are probably in a coma.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep insight into human nature, 9 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Women Who Got Away (Penguin Great Loves) (Paperback)
I loved this selection of short stories. The stories were insightful as to how it feels to have love and lost someone or yearned for that someone who got away. The stories are told as memories of the main character and as such have the added wisdom of perspective. They are touching without being sentimental and bitter sweet and whimsical just like long lost loves usually are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great - not the cover in the picture though, an older version, 20 April 2013
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Great, came really quickly, only one thing not as expected - doesn't look like the one in the picture, but still in great condition
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3.0 out of 5 stars Twisting for the sake of twisting, 17 Jan 2011
This review is from: The Women Who Got Away (Penguin Great Loves) (Paperback)
There's something about Updike that keeps him from telling a story straight. Too many twists within the paragraphs and even the phrases. Too many times I have to go back to reading again the same sentence or paragraph just to know who it is that he is talking about.

A pity, really, for the plot of his stories is rather good.
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