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    (E–pub READ) The Witches of Eastwick I'm suprised by all the reviews of this book that speak of Updike's ability to get and fully understand women because that seemed to me to be the most blatantly lacking part of this novel There is not one redeemable female character in this novel All of the women are vapid vacuous and often than not cruel indifferent and self absorbed I am not being prudish I'm not suggesting that every female character should be a paradigm of fe

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    John Updike ✓ 3 summary (E–pub READ) The Witches of Eastwick My introduction to the fiction of John Updike is The Witches of Eastwick and based on 111 pages it's going to take Elizabeth Montgomery wiggling her nose for me to pick up one of the author's books again Published in 1984 this literature is set in a uaint Rhode Island town described down to the flowers or carpeting where three bewitching women described down to their facial features and dialects become invol

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    John Updike ✓ 3 summary (E–pub READ) The Witches of Eastwick U is for Updike 1 I would like to go back and never purchase this StarIt’s not you it’s me You know what? It IS you it is 100% YOU Updike This book is AWFUL There are so many attempts to make this book edgy

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    (E–pub READ) The Witches of Eastwick download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John Updike read The Witches of Eastwick I'm generally a fan of Updike's writing despite its tendency to flirt with misogyny but this novel of his is barely readable Conceptually it was a fascinating idea and I can only assume it was the concept rather than the actual novel

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    (E–pub READ) The Witches of Eastwick High Hopes will almost always set a reader up for a fall The excitement of chosing a book THIS book to begin my month Witches and sp

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    download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John Updike John Updike ✓ 3 summary (E–pub READ) The Witches of Eastwick I wish I loved anything as much as John Updike loved the sight of his own words on the page The Witches of Eastwick has A Point To Make about the role of women in white middle class 1960s America And it makes this point by embracin

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    (E–pub READ) The Witches of Eastwick Ugh I did not enjoy this book Read it for a class otherwise I probably wouldn't have finished it As it was the boyfriend had to endure some outraged ranting The characters were flat in the extreme when they weren't being petty bitches

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The Witches of Eastwick review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Omestic peace Jane Alexandra and Sukie divorced and dangerous have formed a coven Into the void of Eastwi. U is for Updike 1 I would like to go back and never purchase this StarIt s not you it s me You know what It IS you it is 100% YOU Updike This book is AWFUL There are so many attempts to make this book edgy that it came off entirely underwhelming I mean it took me over 2 months just to finish it for fuck s sake A 300 page novel two months That is actually unheard of for me I found every reason under the sun of which there has been lots these last two months to not read this book Things I did instead of reading The Witches of EastwickIn no particular order Joined a pool league Joined ANOTHER volunteer committee Slept in the middle of the day for no actual reason Re watched several cheesy chick flicks and dance movies Started and finished watching 3 seasons of Dance Academy and then started RE watching them Okay this ONE probably has something to do with Jordan Rodrigues as well Watched several episodes of Archer with the Beast Read at least 10 other books only three of which were time sensitive Buddy reads Went for walks a LOT of walks Went to Costco and the grocery store ON PURPOSE when we didn t need much of anything Went bathing suit shopping at the mall OoOkay I am going to assume you get my point I found every excuse NOT to read this book because Updike s writing is distancing and his characters are extremely difficult nay IMPOSSIBLE to give a shit about I am lost as to what even is the point of this bookThere are three witchy women doing magic of varying degrees and having copious affairs with married men there is death and destruction there is selfishness cruelty and the skeevy underbelly of humanity s tendency to judgment and heartlessness BUT it all amounts to nothing It doesn t mean anything And Updike s writing is so bland that the characters just sort of zombie walk around while all this is going on without any depth or comprehension Sukie Alexandra and Jane never come to life and it s extremely disappointing I sincerely hope that my horrible book slump will be over now that I am done THISFUCKINGBOOK Category A book with magic

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The Witches of Eastwick review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ck breezes Darryl Van Horne a charismatic magus of a man who entrances the trio luring them to his mansio. I wish I loved anything as much as John Updike loved the sight of his own words on the page The Witches of Eastwick has A Point To Make about the role of women in white middle class 1960s America And it makes this point by embracing one of history s oldest conceits independent women are evil They re witches And while the magical divorc es of Eastwick aren t burned at the stake of accused of turning young men into toads they come close to the mid twentieth century version thereof Accused of being the town bicycles which is exactly the kind of term the scared compliant housewives of Eastwick would use for them lusted after by married men whispered about in polite circles and uninvited to the society parties They use their magic which yes is literal and real not a metaphor to get a leg up in a tennis match or to play frightening pranks on the people who gossip about them rather than following in the footsteps of their Salem and England predecessors by acting as midwives and abortionists The three witches Alexandra the sculptor Jane the musician and Sookie the writer don t give a fuck what the town thinks of them They gained their powers by freeing themselves from the bonds of traditional marriage a point which makes way sense in 1965 than it does now when most American marriages are approaching gender euality And thus powerful and freed they pursue their art and pleasure hedonistic delights their stuffy enemies might say to the neglect of their personal reputations who fucking cares anyway their entirely besotted boyfriends which is part of the point in their joyful sleeping around and their childrenWhich brings us right around to the forceful shoving of a metaphor down the reader s throat These women are terrible mothers Not only are they total floozies who have disrespected the sacred nuclear family but they suck at taking care of their kids who appear only as peripheral characters only one of the ten or so kids between the three witches is even named Witches divorc es sluts bad moms DO YOU GET IT YET DO YOU GET THE POINT JOHN UPDIKE IS MAKING IT S SOCIAL COMMENTARY YOU GUYS If I sound annoyed it s because I am This book could ve been so brilliant Instead it was about a third too long just because of the author s penchant for writing around in circles And while the dialogue was beautifully natural and entertaining the characters fully realized and individual it was clear that this book about three unusual anti authoritarian first wave feminist women was written by a man A man who is obsessed with the bodies of women Boobs specifically I don t mind gratuitous nudity in books I dig A Song of Ice and Fire you know It wasn t that a weekly naked hot tub orgy was a regular occurrence in this book It was the way the naked hot tub orgy was described It was the mid century literary euivalent of girl on girl porn filmed for the male gaze I don t know how else to put my finger on it But it annoyed me You know what else annoyed me Daryl Van Horn the witches male counterpart Despite not having any magic I guess he could count as a warlock Though the point of his character seemed to be Look at all this crazy shit a man can get away with that would get a woman metaphorically burned at the metaphorical stake The witches flock to him at first reluctantly and then eagerly as his crazy eccentricity rears its head He delights in their company because as we come to learn they are everything he wishes he could be even though he has all the money freedom and societal power that will never be available to them But what bothers me about the relationship between Van Horn and the witches their group relationship and his caring individual relationships with each of them is how we re set up to believe these women are totally self sufficient with built in bullshit detectors who keep themselves aloof from caring about anything except their art and their coven And yet they re totally taken in by Van Horn It s clear to the reader as soon as he steps on the page that he s a fucking con artist And yet the witches are having too much fun with their tennis and their orgies and running around his giant mansion of a house to notice that he is not at all what he says he is If these witches are supposed to be so smart why do they fall all over themselves for Van Horn I will say one last thing in the author s favor A great novel is about change Things on the last page should not be the same as they were on the first page This was JK Rowling s big failure but it is not John Updike s I won t spoil the ending for you but it was gratifying and natural and managed to maintain the integrity of the witches central premise without keeping them trapped in the cycle created through the plotI desperately wanted to love this book and to an extent I loved the main characters But it failed to stick the landing And I realized that when I found myself skimming Van Horn s last lengthy pointless diatribe before he left the book forever

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The Witches of Eastwick review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB The air of Eastwick breeds witches women whose powerful longings can stir up thunderstorms and fracture d. man this dude Updike sure can drive a truck less endowed guys often like to drive around in the biggest trucks they can find making up for that lack yet unaware of the implications of their too large vehicles this guy Updike drives his truck called The Witches of Eastwick kitted out with the biggest paragraphs and the longest sentences musing on whatever the fuck he feels like musing on his rippling brain proudly on display with no trimming or manscaping his unshorn philosophical sack hanging full and heavy his thoughts motile and vigorous salty manifold and he drives like there are no rules let alone a speed limit so what does all that say about him is this guy overcompensating like all those other guys with their too large too kitted out vehicles nah his cocky nakedness shows me he s not he s proud to strip down and show his all putting what is usually hidden out there to be admired the perhaps less well endowed turn away annoyed and repulsed his big paragraphs and long sentences and jutting prose an affront his man musk is strong and not for everyonebut isn t this book supposed to be about womenthe writing does astound and that includes his characters female and male alike the central protagonist Alexandra is impressively layered a ruthless earth mother who casually fucks around and just as casually kills chipmunks and puppies and all of the crazy digressions are a marvel so easy to get lost riding these dreamy trains of thought so hard to disembark Witches of Eastwick is unuestionably a high uality product it has a scary intelligence to match its killer prose this slim book is intimidatingly dense thick with ideas this guy Updike can write but can he write about women yes and no yes he can write about women of course he can write about women he can write about so many things including women he is an amazing writer and his thoughts on gender are never less than interesting just as the women in Witches of Eastwick are never less than primal forces never less than powerful except they are not truly powerful being prey to their pettiest emotions except that as primal forces they are purely reductive archetypes these women crave men they succor men enchant them fuck them become their muses these witches are the way men prove their manhood and the reason for them to get up in the morning and steal away from their wives these witches only find happiness when they find the right man these witches are a man s best form of support like a dog is man s best friend these witches only harm and kill animals and other womenit s a joke that this book was ever considered to be even remotely feminist it s laughable that cockproud Updike thought he was writing about female power a power that patriarchal societies have denied it s hilarious that critics considered this an intelligent engagement with feminism when it defines its women almost solely by their relationships with men I guess 1984 was a tough year for female empowerment if this book was considered pro feminism testosterone writes about estrogen and the result is women seen through a very male eye4 stars for the fully engorged writing 2 stars for the limp ideasand so 3 stars overallThank you Davytron for recommending this book My issues aside this was a rich and thoroughly enjoyable experience At least while reading it My problems came up after the book was put down The act itself was exciting and memorable it wasn t until later that the malaise and the feeling of hollowness set in Typical for me I suppose I m a guy after all

  • Paperback
  • 313
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • John Updike
  • English
  • 24 March 2019
  • 9780141188973