What are the best books by John Updike?

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    #1Rabbit Angstrom Tetralogy

    Rabbit Angstrom Tetralogy

    Rabbit Angstrom Tetralogy is a classic fiction written by John Updike. This novel is composed of Rabit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; and Rabbit at Rest. With over 1,000 pages, this book is published in 1995 by Everyman's Library.

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    Barbara Edwards
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "John Updike, Superior novelist, wrote superior classic novels in this series.It's hard to say much more than that. This is the BEST book by him although all are in a tight run for first. I love the way he describes the most simplest actions, in a way no other can. I love this classic book"
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    #2Couples (A Novel)

    Couples (A Novel)

    Couples is a classic fiction novel written by John Updike. This book explores the theme of love, marriage, and adultery. With over 500 pages, this book is published in 1996 by Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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    Eric Zheng
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "a classic read "
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    #3Licks of Love

    Licks of Love

    Licks of Love is a collection of short stories and a sequel of the novel "Rabbit Remembered" written by John Updike. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2001 by Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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    Dennis Schneider
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Licks of Love is a collection of short stories that are fun and easy to read. It has over 300 pages. It is a sequel of Rabbit Remembered. It has a variety of characters, settings, and plots. If you like short stories, you will love this book!"
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    #4A Month of Sundays

    A Month of Sundays

    A Month of Sundays is a classic fiction written by John Updike which tells the story of Reverend Tom Marshfield. First published in 1974, this book is published in 1996 by Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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    Gregory Stephens
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book is a great read, and offers interesting twists. It is recommended!"
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    #5Rabbit at Rest

    Rabbit at Rest

    Rabbit at Rest is a classic American Literature, fiction novel written by John Updike. It was published August 27, 1996 by Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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    Susan Howell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Written in 1996, this story still holds up and is worth a read. It's fun, well-written and engaging. He's definitely an author worth your time. Check his other stuff out too."
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    #6The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick is a paranormal fantasy novel written by John Updike. The Witches of Eastwick was published on August 27, 1996 by Random House Trade. It was first published in 1984.

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    Hao Cao
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "If you are looking for a real good John Updike book than let me recommend The Witches of Eastwick. The reason why for its unique humorous perspective on witchcraft."
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    #7Museums & Women And Other Stories

    Museums & Women And Other Stories

    Museums & Women And Other Stories is a collection of short stories written by John Updike exploring the themes of contemporary life, marriage, etc. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 1972 by Knopf.

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    Crystal Rose
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is a book of short stories. One of his better publications and a good way for a new reader to see if they would like some of his other works"
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    #8Bech: A Book

    Bech: A Book
    Bech: A Book is a classic fiction written by John Updike on his fictional character Henry Bech, a Jewish American writer. First published in 1970, this book is published in 1999 by Ballantine Books.
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    Arthur Cruz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Having read the well-crafted and interestingly expressed story in Bech's own voice in the latest collection of short stories, "Licks of Love", it made me want to go all the back to the original collection of Bech stories. Unfortunately, they're all told in the third person and so aren't nearly as charming. And the experiences of Bech in Communist Europe have little resonance to our time and are not terribly profound. Perhaps the later Bech output is better. This one though is a disappointment. Three stars, of course, because Updike can only be so bad... "
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    #9The Centaur

    The Centaur
    The Centaur is a retelling of an ancient Greek mythology legend Chiron, the wisest centaur. This book, written by John Updike, is the winner of the National Book Award and the Prix Du Meilleur Livre Étranger.
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    Juan Ortiz
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "updated and modified version of a literary classic. "
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    #10The Women Who Got Away

    The Women Who Got Away

    The Women Who Got Away is a collection of fictional short stories written by John Updike. This explores the theme of love and possibilities of love. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2007 by Penguin Classics.

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    Elvira Arriaga
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I love books by John Updike. I like his style of short stories and The Women Who Got Away was really interesting."
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    #11Rabbit Redux

    Rabbit Redux

    Rabbit Redux is a classic American Literature, fiction novel written by John Updike. It was published August 27, 1996 by Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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    Paul Daniels
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Rabbit novels are consensus classics across the board. Some might need to know that these are squarely "lit" works even though they are easy reads. Absolutely spot on pick."
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    #12Rabbit is Rich

    Rabbit is Rich

    Rabbit is Rich is a Classic Fiction novel by John Updike. It was published October 30, 1997 by Penguin Books Ltd. It follows the story Rabbit Angstron when he inherited his father-in-law's business.

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    Eric Herrera
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Updike is a mainstay in American literature of the 20th century and should be read by any consumer of books. Rabbit is Rich is one of a line of works by John Updike that could be said to be a good series of which this is the first entry."
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    #13Rabbit, Run

    Rabbit, Run

    Rabbit, Run is classic literature, fiction novel written John Updike. It was published August 27, 1996 by Random House Trade Paperbacks. It follows the story of Harry "Rabbit Angstrom.

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    Amalia Barragán
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "John Updike is a one of a kind writer. He elegantly sets the scene and then describes his characters in a magical way. If you want see a master wordsmith at the top of his craft, it doesn't get any better than an Updike novel."

Summary

Best What are the best books by John Updike
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Rabbit Angstrom TetralogyBooks 24 Paid
2Couples (A Novel)Books 22 Paid
3Licks of LoveBooks 20 Paid
4A Month of SundaysBooks 19 Paid
5Rabbit at RestBooks 18 Paid
6The Witches of EastwickBooks 14 Paid
7Museums & Women And Other StoriesBooks 11 Paid
8Bech: A BookBooks 8 Paid
9The CentaurBooks 7 Paid
10The Women Who Got AwayBooks 5 Paid
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