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S.: A Novel

S.S. by John Updike
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This Updike novel has been sitting on my shelf for some time. I finally decided to read it, primarily because I hadn't read any Updike in a while.

The story is told in letters and tape recordings of a middle-aged New England woman who has left her husband and life to join an ashram in the Arizona desert. It is set in the 1980's. It is a humourous take, which reflects on common Updike themes of religion and sex (and their nexus). As is the case with Updike, occasionally a line really stands out as perceptively beautiful and well-written.

This is not a great book, but was an enjoyable, quick, easy read.

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