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Monday, June 12, 2006

John Updike's "Terrorist"

No, the author of "Rabbit" series, is not a "terrorist" and has nothing to do with "terrorism", but this is the title of his recent novel, where he tried to explore the reasons that push someone to be a "terrorist". In this recent article, The New York Times consideres Updike's "Terrorist" as a "maladroit novel" adding that
Unfortunately, the would-be terrorist in this novel turns out to be a completely unbelievable individual: more robot than human being and such a cliché that the reader cannot help suspecting that Mr. Updike found the idea of such a person so incomprehensible that he at some point abandoned any earnest attempt to depict his inner life and settled instead for giving us a static, one-dimensional stereotype.


Blogger Highlander said...

DO you think it is worth ordering Hannibal ? I usually like John Updike

5:43 PM  
Blogger Hannibal said...

@Highlander: I haven't read the book yet.It got some critical reviews so far but nevertheless John Updike is one of my favorite american authors. I am looking forward to reading the novel when I have time:)

9:16 AM  

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