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Friday, September 11, 2009

Sequel Crashes

The Widows of Eastwick
John Updike
Paperback 308 pages
Afred Knopf. NEW YORK (2008)
Rated 3 stars of 5 possible

The Widows of Eastwick is a direct sequel to The Witches of Eastwick, which was published some 20 years before.  Not only a long time between books in a series, but the author went round-about instead of making this an interesting story.

The first half of the book drags on forever, with too much description, very little action or dialogue, and almost nothing of interest for the first 100-150 pages. Near the middle of the book, it gets better - for awhile. Near the end, it becomes more like the beginning of the book, but still more interesting than the very slow start.

Not recommended... unless you're a fan of the author with a *must have* imperitive for all of his books. For most people, this one would be better passed by.

This review is simultaneously published on Library Thing, Dragonviews and Amazon.com

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