Monday, May 4, 2009

The Afterlife, by John Updike

This was absolutely stunningly good. God, the precision, the delicacy, the impeccable eye and ear.
Updike's writing is so subtle and undramatic that it is a shock how powerful it is- like getting knocked over by a falling maple leaf.
A Sandstone Farmhouse, was, I thought, the best story of the collection, but god, that's like choosing a favorite star. Impossible.

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