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Editorial Reviews. Review. “Couples [is] John Updike's tour de force of extramarital wanderlust.”—The New York Times Book Review “Trapped in their cozy. Couples by John Updike; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, Protected DAISY, In library. Couples is the most popular of Updike's novels. It deals with love, marriage, The novel is set in the year of John F. Kennedy's assassination. It is the story.

Even that snippet of cover copy gave me chills. But I was growing up in the Catholic heart of Maryland. This was a primitive, pre-pill prison. Updike is vaunted as a realist par excellence, a careful chronicler of our suburban mores, but what I found in these pages seemed pretty fantastical to me. Certainly it bore no resemblance to the suburbia I knew.

For one, there are too many people.

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So much dialogue! The vast middle of the novel is devoted to seemingly endless transcripts of middlebrow cocktail party ruminations; to feeble flirty jokes, soporific gossip, booze-addled attempts to apply half-remembered Freudian and anthropological terms to their ennui.

Updike was asleep at the wheel for much this one. Updike also indulges some wannabe-comic but totally unfunny racial characterization.

John Ong, a Korean, is allowed one trait: unintelligible English. And Ben Saltz, a Jew, is ponderous and pushy; he also reads Commentary.

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There is also excruciatingly metaphorical sex. Piet and the very pregnant Foxy Whitman have astronomical sex: Their lovemaking lunar, revolving frictionless around the planet of her womb. Her far-off cries, eclipsed.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Add to Cart. About Couples The provocative novel about sex in suburbia, striking in its complete sexual frankness and rightly praised as an artful, seductive, savagely graphic portrayal of love, marriage and adultery in America.

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