Rabbit Remembered

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  • Rabbit Remembered
  • John Updike
  • English
  • 22 August 2017
  • 0739376497

About the Author: John Updike

Audiobook ë Rabbit Remembered ePUB ´ rabbit epub, remembered book, Rabbit RememberedRabbit Remembered KindleJohn Hoyer Updike was an American writer Updike s most famous work is his Rabbit series Rabbit, Run Rabbit Redux Rabbit Is Rich Rabbit At Rest and Rabbit Remembered Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike Describing his subject as the American small town, Protestant middle class, Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published novels andthan a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children s books Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the s His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter relationshipsHe died of lung cancer at age .


Rabbit RememberedAudiobook ë Rabbit Remembered ePUB ´ rabbit epub, remembered book, Rabbit RememberedRabbit Remembered KindleThe stunning novella that concludes John Updike s acclaimed Rabbit series is now available on audio Set ten years after Harry Rabbit Angstrom s death, RABBIT REMEMBERED returns listeners to the small Pennsylvania town where Harry s widow, Janice, and his son, Nelson, still reside They are faced with a surprise when Annabelle, Harry syear old illegitimate daughter, arrives on the scene, bringing with her ghosts from the past.

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10 thoughts on “Rabbit Remembered

  1. Linda says:

    Finally, my journey with Rabbit Angstrom and clan is at its end Taking place ten years after Rabbit s death, I enjoyed this novella just as much as the last two books even though Rabbit was not physically present I was especially pleased to find out how Rabbit s son, Nelson, carried on after where we left him in Rabbit at Rest, and that I was left with a sense of hope and happiness at the end of this long saga Finally, my journey with Rabbit Angstrom and clan is at its end Taking place ten years after Rabbit s death, I enjoyed this novella just as much as the last two books even though Rabbit was not physically present I was especially pleased to find out how Rabbit s son, Nelson, carried on after where we left him in Rabbit at Rest, and that I was left with a sense of hope and happiness at the end of this long saga

  2. Rob says:

    I did not expect this to be as good as it was Having read all 4 of the other Rabbit books, I felt like they got stale as the series went on However, this was a fresh take on the family left over after all of the divorces and deaths Harry s son Nelson is the main character and keeps the book together well as he struggles to recover his life after kicking his cocaine habit and ruining the auto agency that made Harry rich The usual sex mostly thoughts about it from the male perspective permeat I did not expect this to be as good as it was Having read all 4 of the other Rabbit books, I felt like they got stale as the series went on However, this was a fresh take on the family left over after all of the divorces and deaths Harry s son Nelson is the main character and keeps the book together well as he struggles to recover his life after kicking his cocaine habit and ruining the auto agency that made Harry rich The usual sex mostly thoughts about it from the male perspective permeates the narrative, and a considerable number of humorous scenes make for quite an enjoyable literary experience

  3. Ayla says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Better than the prior books, guess because Rabbit died and isn t in this one Nelson his son, seems to be the main character, and on the whole isn t too bad He s dealing with a separation from his wife and kids, and his recovery from addiction He has a job counseling others and is learning to be empathic, something his father lacked He is introduced to his half sister Annabelle who he generally likes and tries to protect in his new role as big brother The cool part of the book was all the tr Better than the prior books, guess because Rabbit died and isn t in this one Nelson his son, seems to be the main character, and on the whole isn t too bad He s dealing with a separation from his wife and kids, and his recovery from addiction He has a job counseling others and is learning to be empathic, something his father lacked He is introduced to his half sister Annabelle who he generally likes and tries to protect in his new role as big brother The cool part of the book was all the tripping through history, this was set at a time I was a young adult and remember well How we all waited with bated breathe for the 2000 crash The bad part again is all the misogynistic talk and all the fascination with male sexuality Really hated the scene with Ron and Annabelle, what a major pri. he was And let s not forget Janice still stuck to her bottle, and her insecurities.In the end Nelson gets back with his wife and kids and has a second chance

  4. Ignatius Vonnegut says:

    A not very very good ending

  5. Katrina says:

    This novella is a funny but melancholy literary addendum to the four remarkable Rabbit novels Rabbit Harry is long gone but his presence can still be felt by his family and friends as they navigate their lives without him, entering a new millennium It s a nice touch, at the end, when Nelson, so much like his father, makes peace with his past and appears to be moving positively forward.

  6. Dan says:

    This novella at 7 hours it s longer than most novels acts as the denouement to the four Rabbit novels It s really unfair to rate it on its own I can t imagine anyone who hadn t read at Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest getting anything out of this Where are they now update One could argue that this shouldn t have been written, that Harry s Enough at the end of Rabbit is Rich should have really been enough But if you look at all the novels as a single entity, then Rabbit Remembered i This novella at 7 hours it s longer than most novels acts as the denouement to the four Rabbit novels It s really unfair to rate it on its own I can t imagine anyone who hadn t read at Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest getting anything out of this Where are they now update One could argue that this shouldn t have been written, that Harry s Enough at the end of Rabbit is Rich should have really been enough But if you look at all the novels as a single entity, then Rabbit Remembered is an appropriately sized denouement the final 10% or so that wraps things up.Some of the backstory is interesting we find out Janice s sexual history before she met Harry, and we find out if Nelson really did have sex with coke whores But not about his possible homosexuality, but it wasn t really important anyway In Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, Nelson and Janice acted as powerful foils to Harry and came into their own as fully fledged characters The reason why those two novels succeed in a way that the first two didn t is because of Harry s battles with Nelson But Rabbit Remembered reminds us that Nelson and Janice were always second fiddles, that it was Harry that really made all of the novels shine With Harry there was this constant sense of danger over what he was going to say In a sense, Rabbit is a forerunner of Larry David in that Rabbit would often say things that you only wish you could say Of course Harry was a great observer as well Nelson and Janice do a fair bit of observing in Rabbit Remembered, but it s not the same Updike respects his creations limitations and doesn t transform Nelson or Janice into Harry, even though I suspected that there times he wish he could.The inciting incident of the story is that Annabelle, Harry s love child from Rabbit, Run visits Janice It s interesting, but hardly compelling Interestingly, we don t see the story from Annabelle s point of view Rabbit Remembered is all about how Janice and Nelson survived after Rabbit We see Nelson finally finally grow into a man, and this is triggered by his big brotherly concern for Annabelle It s good that he finally grows up, and that s not a bad way to end the novel Ultimately, I think the Rabbit novels will survive in a large part to how Updike presents human development His theory seems to be that if you give them enough time, people grow up eventually Harry matures in each novel, but doesn t really come into his own until Rabbit is Rich Janice is maddingly mousey and irresponsible until Rabbit at Rest.Of course, the end of decade cultural snapshot is a key component to these novels as well Updike wrote this in 2000, and I wish he would have waited a year before writing it, because he doesn t seem to capture the important events like he did the previous times Of course, moon shots don t happen every day But I found myself only dimly remembering some of the 1999 events even though I lived through them It seemed with the earlier novels, the stuff he chose were invariably BFDs that deserved remembrance So why 4 stars Like I said, it s not a piece that can stand on its own, but if you ve taken the trouble to read the four Rabbit novels, you really ought to read this too It s not a cheap sequel but a worthy end to a masterpiece

  7. Ken says:

    RABBIT REMEMBERED is a John Updike novella which is included in a collection of his short stories called, LICKS OF LOVE Updike s Harry Angstrom books occurred to me when I read Jonathan Franzen s, FREEDOM, and I did not realize that Updike had written a new work in The Rabbit Series which takes place ten years after the main character had died Both authors construct wonderfully diverse and multi faceted family situations which occur over long periods of time.Here is what Publisher s Weekly RABBIT REMEMBERED is a John Updike novella which is included in a collection of his short stories called, LICKS OF LOVE Updike s Harry Angstrom books occurred to me when I read Jonathan Franzen s, FREEDOM, and I did not realize that Updike had written a new work in The Rabbit Series which takes place ten years after the main character had died Both authors construct wonderfully diverse and multi faceted family situations which occur over long periods of time.Here is what Publisher s Weekly had to say about RABBIT REMEMBERED Harry Rabbit Angstrom has been dead for a decade in Rabbit Remembered, the novella that closes this latest, richly evocative Updike collection His widow, Janice, is married to Ronnie Harrison, the widower of Thelma, with whom Harry had a long time liaison His son Nelson s wife, Pru, whom Harry also briefly bedded, has left Nelson, who has kicked the coke habit and still lives in the old Springer house with Janice and Ronnie The past surfaces unexpectedly when Annabelle Byers, Harry s illegitimate daughter, makes herself known to the family The ramifications of Harry s legacy include a strained Thanksgiving dinner that degenerates into political argument and acrimonious insults, and a mordantly funny flashback to a scene in which Harry s cremated remains were inadvertently left on a closet shelf in a Comfort Inn While Updike explores the dark territory of bitterness, resentment and guilt, he also includes his trademark ticker tape of current events Hillary s candidacy, etc , a typically muddled millennium New Year s Eve and a surprisingly upbeat denouement For Rabbit fans, this is a must read.One of these days I want to go back and read the other books in the series onetime RABBIT REMEMBERED can be read as a stand alone novel, or, as in my case, it can whet your appetite forof the Harry Angstrom saga

  8. Evan says:

    It could never be as good without my favourite jerk Harry but getting the updates on the family in Updike s familiar prose was just like visiting an old friend I was fascinated with the changes, with the recollections from after his funeral and with Janice s history pre Harry The characters were, IMO, rock solid and completely believable incarnations from the past books Updike isn t afraid to age people But I must admit there were elements that bored me in other words some feedback f It could never be as good without my favourite jerk Harry but getting the updates on the family in Updike s familiar prose was just like visiting an old friend I was fascinated with the changes, with the recollections from after his funeral and with Janice s history pre Harry The characters were, IMO, rock solid and completely believable incarnations from the past books Updike isn t afraid to age people But I must admit there were elements that bored me in other words some feedback for Mr Updike, that fledgling author Rest in peace The descriptions of Brewer and its buildings really are tiresome Far too detailed It s not even a real city Just like Rabbit is Rich, the references to the current affairs and culture of the time were too heavy handed and obvious e.g Let s discuss Clinton over lunch e.g Emails in the text It s possibly my poor literary tolerance, but the head jumping was jolting at times view spoiler I don t care what Nelson did for NYE 1999 I just don t Then again, it was deliciously anticlimactic Nelson getting back with Pru was predictable, surprisingly so for Updike The final chapter was cloying, and the last paragraph almost nauseating hide spoiler It s clear from this that Janice and Nelson are fundamentally unlikeable to me not for anything they ve done, but something else undefinable They re not Harry, I guess

  9. Joel Buck says:

    I don t know why it wasn t until I started reading this that I realized I wouldn t be hearing Rabbit s voice again It s a change to approach these characters and settings without having Rabbit as our lens, and while Updike manages the change expertly, it s impossible not to miss the character we ve gotten to know so well, which I guess is half the point of this novella Rabbit is a fuck up, as we know, and none of the ways his life has had negative repercussions on the people he left behind com I don t know why it wasn t until I started reading this that I realized I wouldn t be hearing Rabbit s voice again It s a change to approach these characters and settings without having Rabbit as our lens, and while Updike manages the change expertly, it s impossible not to miss the character we ve gotten to know so well, which I guess is half the point of this novella Rabbit is a fuck up, as we know, and none of the ways his life has had negative repercussions on the people he left behind come as surprises to us In fact what is surprising is the forward movement of many of the characters, and the ways that they ve been able to forgive or at least understand their late husband father rival friend If nothing else, this is a reminder to all of us that followed Rabbit through four novels that he was just a man, one person among so many other people he knew, that maybe he wasn t as great or blameless as he often tried to convince himself he was, but also that he was maybe never as hopeless as he seemed, or as disconnected from the people who d go on to remember him

  10. Aryn says:

    I liked this, mostly because when the fourth and final Rabbit book concluded I was distraught at never again getting to read about the adventures of the problematic but loveable Rabbit Angstrom This novella is held by Rabbit s son Nelson, who has turned from drug addict in the last of the Rabbit novels, to a Dali Lama quoting therapist at a day treatment center Although the novella centers around Nelson the hoopla is focused around Annabelle, Rabbit s illegitimate daughter by Ruth, the woman h I liked this, mostly because when the fourth and final Rabbit book concluded I was distraught at never again getting to read about the adventures of the problematic but loveable Rabbit Angstrom This novella is held by Rabbit s son Nelson, who has turned from drug addict in the last of the Rabbit novels, to a Dali Lama quoting therapist at a day treatment center Although the novella centers around Nelson the hoopla is focused around Annabelle, Rabbit s illegitimate daughter by Ruth, the woman he lived with for a short time in the first novel of the series, Rabbit, Run She is told finally, by her dying mother, that her father was Rabbit and she surfaces in the lives of Rabbit s son and former wife So, plot summary aside, it was ok Not as gripping as the Rabbit series, which I have read through twice each But, it was nice to have a short glimpse back into the lives of the characters who I came to adore