January 27, 2009

John Updike dead

A skilled writer with a passion for literature, John Updike, is dead, according to The New York Times. At his best, Updike could capture a period, not just a scene, as he did in the first couple books of his Rabbit series.
It's always sad when a brilliant writer leaves the scene.
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Rest In Peace said...

Rabbit at Rest. Well worth the read.

God bless this amazing communicator.

Some links to get an idea of what he was like.




cseguin said...

Very sad - his piece on Ted Williams is one of my favorite pieces of writing ever (and I'm not even a Red Sox fan).

May he rest in peace.

coffee said...

John Updike's passing is sad news indeed... he possessed a truly beautiful mind; he didn't just write well, he wrote wisely