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A superb novel,
This review is from: Roger's Version (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
This is one of Updike's very best novels, up there with the last two Rabbit books. It has the glorious prose style one expects and his fabulous ability to describe a whole variety of sensations - what it's like to touch a baby's head, the shape of a tree or face, the smell of a room. In addition, Roger Lambert, the narrator has a pleasingly sour voice (his students are described in the first paragraph as 'the hopeful, the deluded, and the docile') which lends an often comic asperity to the whole novel. Highly recommended.