Friday, October 16, 2015

Review: My Father's Tears and Other Stories

My Father's Tears and Other Stories My Father's Tears and Other Stories by John Updike
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished this as a "book on tape," well CDs. It's my first foray into Updike since "Rabbit Run" in high school. The work is drenched with all of the fragile humanity and glistening prose of infidelity, divorce and real talk that has kept me from him all these years. I have been building my own life with an eye on solidity and a desired permanence. I do not need his encouragement. He was a college classmate of my dad's and that has always meant a lot to me. This late-in-life collection displays a craftsman at a pinnacle before the precipice, ripe with similes and metaphors that make you rethink how you process every word and thought yourself.

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