John Updike's "Rabbit" Series
a book list by Peter, the avid reader who runs Flashlight Worthy
If you ask someone to name a John Updike novel, odds are that he or she will name one of his "Rabbit" novels. And no wonder — two of the four won the Pulitzer Prize.
For those who never came across one of these in high school, college, or on their own, they chronicle the adult life of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a faded high school basketball star who's trying to make sense of the realities of adulthood.
In reference to the series, Updike once wrote ''to me [it] is the tale of a life, a life led by an American citizen who shares the national passion for youth, freedom, and sex, the national openness and willingness to learn, the national habit of improvisation. He is furthermore a Protestant, haunted by a God whose manifestations are elusive, yet all-important.''
P.S. I'm fairly sure that Faulkner was the only other novelist to win the Pulitzer Prize twice — but don't quote me on that.
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