As Viúvas de Eastwick #(2021)
- Title: As Viúvas de Eastwick
- Author: John Updike
- ISBN: 9789722627962
- Page: 255
- Format: Paperback
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Updike s apparent fascination with possible body odor emanating from his characters nether regions was enough to make me feel a little queasy After one particularly odd scene of an old lady s behind in someone s face that may or may not have stunk, I slammed the book shut and stared at Updike s picture in despair Why, oh why did you have to make me read that, John What did I ever do to you So I took a deep breath, composed myself and plunged through the book as quickly as possible, secretly terr [...]
It s a solid What a delightful book 4.5 stars I wonder why this book only gets 2.9 stars from Goodread.After the messy events in The Witches of Eastwick, the three witches Alex, Jane and Sukie were or less forced to leave town Now 30 years later, the three women had already aged and widowed, so they decided to travel around the world and then went back to Eastwick to spend a summer there But after going back to Eastwick, they soon realized after so many years, not everyone in the small town had [...]
So when I clicked the read option to bookshelf this poor excuse of a novel, I ending up wishing there was an option saying, I gave up on this piece of shit nearly 95 pages into it because it was an even MORE watered down version of Updike s alleged feminism found in The Witches of Eastwick I wanted to give this guy the benefit of the doubt, hoping that perhaps after 25 years he might have evolved past the Silent Generation s warped social views, and maybe even better redeemed the horrible femini [...]
This week has not been a good one for my book choices, This is the second of three false starts I simply could not get into this book Just too twee.
The witches of Eastwick thirty years later, now widowed, on the other side of second marriages, far away from sex and witchery, reunite first in world travel and then back in Eastwick itself Once in Eastwick, they discover that certain echoes from their earlier mischief live on and eventually entice them to return to witchcraft and, in Sukie s case, sex But somehow this book never quite rang true to me Much of the travelogue was well written but seemed here to be filler gotta get 300 pages Plus, [...]
Updike, John THE WIDOWS OF EASTWICK 2008 Back in 1984, Updike published The Witches of Eastwick, the story of three women who lived in a small town in Rhode Island who got together and discovered they had witchy powers That was twenty six years ago Now, all three, Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, have left town, married some several times , and are now widows They have each faced widowhood in their own ways Alexandra, who is now living in New Mexico, decided to travel Off she went to Canada to see t [...]
I ve got 50 pages to go It s better than most of reviews it received gave it credit for but it s not nearly as good as The Witches of Eastwick the original appearance of these 3 ladies I am always compelled to read the new Updike as I am the new Roth , and I ve noticed in his last few novels he has developed a penchant to referencing his characters who are mostly aging, as he is body odors The widows are all three of them obsessed at times with how they smell and how they think others smell them [...]
The Witches of Eastwick was one of my favorite guilty pleasures of the eighties, but this years removed sequel just doesn t measure up The Widows, now thirty years older, attempt to reunite beneath the cone of power they had used to upend Eastwick in their youth, but it just never comes together for me At times the writing is great, especially as the widows tour the world together, but at other times it drags Maybe witchcraft is best left in the hands of the young.
Having read the first book and seen the movie , I m disappointed in this sequel Putting aside my feelings on the characters and their adventures in the first novel, this book on its own has a very weak plot and a poor structure.Once upon a time, Alex, Jane and Sukie were best friends living in a small town in Rhode Island, dabbling both in sorcery and seduction of their neighbours Thirty years on, they have gone their separate ways, found love and subsequently lost it, which leads to their curre [...]
I discovered that Updike had written a sequel to The Witches of Eastwick one day while I was at the library, reading the original book, which frustrated me, as did its movie adaptation As I write this, all of the movie s cast are still alive, so when I checked out the book s sequel, I had this notion that the book would have me imagine a sequel to the movie that could still be made But the original Eastwick novel and movie are so different and end so vastly differently, that this sequel would ma [...]
I first read the Witches of Eastwick back in the year 1984 This is the follow up book to that The 3 witches EVENTUALLY get back together and travel to Eastwick for the summer The witches are Jane serious, mean, cello player who marries into a rich New England Nathaniel Hawthorne sort of family , Sukie an attractive redhead who worked for the town paper and was into the town business in ways than one and the third I can t recall, but she is the fat pretty brunette who neglects her kids and marri [...]
From Book DescriptionPublication Date October 14, 2008More than three decades after the events described in The Witches of Eastwick, Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie widowed, aging, and with their occult powers fading return for the summer to the Rhode Island town where they once made piquant scandal and sometimes deadly mischief But what was then a center of license and liberation is now a haven of wholesomeness populated by hockey moms and househusbands primly rebelling against their absent, reckle [...]
Just re read Witches and was excited to keep it going with Widows, but no Updike s writing drags in a lot of places and honestly this book felt like an old man s fist shaking get those kids off my lawn diatribe but filtered through familiar characters The theme of getting older and losing your sense of the world is valid but the writing is so slow and whiny that it s hard to get into it Besides the slow pace, the extra babbling descriptors make the conversation so stilted that there have to be s [...]
This got abysmal reviews when it was first published, but when I saw a hardcover copy for 5 at my local independent bookstore Taylor Books I snapped it up tangent when I got it home I noticed it has what appears to be the small box with numbers on the back of the dust jacket, which usually means a book club book do those get to stores Remaindered Something else Anyway, enjoyed it than I thought I might, given those reviews I LOVED The Witches of Eastwick and generally enjoy Updike however, sadl [...]
First of all let me say, I never read the first book, although I did see the movie This book is nothing like the movie, but then again, I have heard the first book is nothing like the movie either In my mind, I kept seeing the actresses Cher, Susan Serandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer As much as I enjoyed the writing, it took a while to get into, as it sometimes had long sentences, and even longer paragraphs Once I picked up the flow, it wasn t too bad I found it to be well researched, but sometimes [...]
The Widows of Eastwick is John Updike s last published book he died January 27th, 2009 of lung cancer and just because it was his last book, that in itself is worth the read I love Updike s short story, AP but haven t had the pleaure of reading any of his novels Widows was my first foray into Updikeland I enjoyed his tangents about aging, loss and decreptitude These are all surely issues that were on his mind as he was sick with lung cancer The book, however, is mostly a self indulgent mess with [...]
This is really a 3.75, but I like Updike enough to give him the full 4 stars I read this in about 2 days while I should have been studying I think _Widows_ illustrates some of what is so compelling and so dirty about Updike To a younger reader, there s a certain horror in learning how little the widows care for their children, how disposable their husbands were, and how attached they are to both husbands and children nonetheless Is this what aging is like There s a wonderful olfactory quality in [...]
OK, it s not as brilliant and tight as the first book, but I take exception to all the rather tiresome reviews going on and on about what a sexist Updike was, how much he loathed women, etc bullshit he was a gimlet eyed misanthrope, but not particularly meanspirited about it EVERYone gets skewered at some level, but most everyone also has well sketched human qualities The characters seema as real and well limned as ever the man was a keen observer of human motivation and interior life as well as [...]
This story was interesting enough, but not quite a good as Witches of Eastwick The beginning rambled on about foreign trips some of the witches took alone, and with each other It was quite a wait till we got to Eastwick again It was nice to have them reunited in town and shown all the changes that happened over the years but there wasn t much magic, unlike the previous book However, all this being said, I really enjoyed the story The personalities of all the women were all quite different, even [...]
This is like two books in one.In the first half of the book, nothing happens, it s all character re development using the device of a series of travelogues It s like reading What I Did on My Last Three Summer Vacations, by John Updike Elegantly written, as you d expect, but no action whatsoever.The second half of the book is completely different, as the widows return to Eastwick, only to learn how much it, and they, have changed But traces of witchiness remain, and even as benign as Eastwick see [...]
This book was not very good at all and reminded me of why I never read than one of his other books It didn t seem like he had much to say so he had to fill in with a travelogue, physics lessons, gratuitous sex, and even a pathetic bodice ripper It gets my goat when men presume to write from the perspective of women a notable exception being the author of The Last Living Confederate War Widow Tells All He did not hit the right notes to make the characters come alive and I didn t like any of them [...]
I ll repeat my review of Witches of Eastwick , because I felt about the same Updike s voice is there, his excellent writing, the wit, but this one didn t grab me as some of his other, personal dramas have Maybe I didn t like the writing for a cast instead of an individual Maybe it is just that the witches seemed pretty much one note, and not one that I can identify with This one felt a bit odd and I didn t much like it until the end I liked the humanity of the ending, although I didn t like the [...]
Que s , que es Updike.Que s , que tiene una elegante prosa y, a veces, puntillosa.Que s , que es la continuaci n de una buena novelaPero, le sobra m s de la mitad del libro Alargado en demas a, l gicamente para los seguidores de la primera parte.Decepcionante y tedioso.Se salva, apenas, por las ltimas 150 p ginas, que deber an de haber sido la novela en s , tal como fue en su d a Las Brujas de Eastwick.
I had to relegate this book to the dark, Pit of Despair Reading Updike is hard Sentences go on for pages, thoughts could last entire volumes I know he was one of the Great American Writers I don t dispute that I just didn t like this book The first one was okay, and I forged through But I ve decided that life is too short for bad fiction and now I am not feeling so badly about not finishing books The POD is getting bigger all the time
Updike s last novel and a must read for me for that reason Some good observations on aging, marriage, and being a parent to adult children The book is not as dense or intense as the first installment and except for some imbedded physics lessons, this is an easy, often funny, read The Widows do lots of looking back while they try to keep moving forward And will they revive their witchcraft Yes, they will.
Not exactly Updike s masterpiece, The Widows of Eastwick is an enjoyable sequel to its famous predecessor and I admit it was delightful to spend time with Suki, Alex, and Jane again Keeping with my no spoilers policy, I will not go any further into the plot except to say that if you enjoyed Witches of Eastwick, this is a nice coda to that story.
Updike revisits his heroines from The Witches of Eastwick bringing them 30 years into the present It took me about 100 pages to get into this book but even then it was still only okay I doubt I ll read anything else by this author
It s a sequel to my least favorite Updike novel But I liked it so much better than the first Eastwick book A beautiful meditation on aging, and, oh those wonderful Updikean sentences
Enjoyable, and although I appreciated the perspective on aging, it rang a bit false Perhaps I m just disgruntled because he makes the female aging process sound so depressing.
I never really connected with his book I admit I didn t read the first one I did see the movie, but that was a long time ago The book is divided roughly into three parts The first part find our girls getting together to travel to Egypt and China That gives the author the opportunity for commentary on those two areas I m always suspicious of these kinds of stories, makes me wonder if Updike was trying to justify some tax deductible travel by incorporating it into the book The second section of th [...]
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