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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 And the message Maybe I was reading it wrong but the message I ot was that women are only powerful when they don t have men Doesn t matter if they leave the men or the men leave them All that matters is the absence Then when they have that power they will use it to do petty and awful things They will also sleep around because even though being without men is what ave them the power in the first place they certainly can t actually be happy without men in their lives They will spend thei I m enerally 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 that triggered the idea for the movie man this dude Updike sure can drive a truck less endowed Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood 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 thisuy 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 Imagine That! guy overcompensating like all those otheruys 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 Elena's Conquest 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 thisuy 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 ender 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 men enchant them fuck become their muses these witches are the way men prove their manhood and the reason for them to et 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 uess 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 At least while reading 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 later that the malaise and the feeling of hollowness set in Typical for me I suppose m a uy after all I must confess that I was hoping that this book would be a lightfluffyfun read I really loved the movie and was looking forward to some light hearted revenge to ease the aching in my brain Unfortunately for me and my brain the only things from this book that made it into the movie were the three witches the horrible rich man wasn t Jack Nicholson just perfect in this roletotally disg 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 spells to celebrate the Halloween spirit of OctobersighHaving never seen the film or read any Updike novels before I really did not know what to expect I only knew that I expected Rescuing Gus great things And sadly this novel did not deliver manyreat things at allsighA little over two weeks spent trying to et into a novel that is only 306 pages long That s an average of about 150 pages week That s an average of 21 pages a day That s an awful average Wanna know what s even worse than that average The fact that whole days went by without me even WANTING to pick this book up again when I first started it The characters were not really likable I could not find anyone that I felt connected to or at least even slightly cared about Updike has this uncanny way of making them all ugly even if they are supposedly attractive Pointing out every flaw though he went much easier on the woman The poor men characters in this book never stood a chance All are balding bad breathed hairy knuckled sweating things GrossHis idea of what women want what women talk about and how women act around each other was completely off base And coarse And he likened things about a womans body and attitude to. The air of Eastwick breeds witches women whose powerful longings can stir up thunderstorms and fracture ,


The Witches of EastwickSkimming Van Horn s last lengthy pointless diatribe before he left the book forever I read this book the way it ought to be read or at least in the circumstances which are best suited for itI was away at a beach house for a weekend in the middle of summer and had pretty much nothing to do but lollygag around smoke cigarettes and read this bookIt s perfect for sunny clear skies and long hours drinking lemonade by the ocean The writing is crisp uick and clear Updike s pretty much encyclopedic when it comes to writing skills and he s doing everything pretty smoothly here aphorisms characters vibrancy plot vividness The stuff is alive You can see it all happening in your mind s eye I was in Connecticut and the book is set in Rhode Island though one Yankee beach town is about the same as another I reckon I ve been to enoughBut there s something very charming no pun intended about reading the lives of some pretty sexy MILFs who have some magical powers spunky libidos and a whole bunch of whistful ruminations about the passage of time and the sagging bounty of youthFun uick a real pleasure to read and kinda hot to bootOnly reason I really ave it two stars rather than three or four the above criteria is than enough to put it up there is because ultimately that s pretty much all I can say about it Not much to take away from this one I say sincewellI haven t actually taken much away from it than merely this My introduction to the fiction of John Updike is The Witches of Eastwick and based on 111 pages it s Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story 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 involved with a brutish bachelor named Darryl Van Horne Some might even say he s the devil Of the 1000 approaches to that story Updike s is so pontifical and pumped up with its own magnificence that it ceases to be ridiculous and just becomes unreadableSet in the late 1960s where there is no love lost between the author and those kidsrowing their hair long protesting the war and listening to those damn Beatles records the title characters are Alexandra Spofford Jane Smart and Sukie Rougemont divorcees or widows who ve all shacked up with seemingly every able bodied man in Eastwick Artisan musician and writer the witches of Eastwick are less committed to their craft creative craft or witch craft of which Lexa seems the most talented as much as they re casting for their next male conuest They re each repulsed by Van Horne the swarthy super rich New Yorker but all attracted to him as wellLet me start with what this novel is not This novel is not progressive in its portrayal of liberated women with Van Horne breaking up the Thursday coven meetings the three women hold weekly Their development hinges on their relationship to various men They re not independent enough to see through Van Horne s wealth or have the self respect to reject his mansplaining Don Draper would approve Of Van Horne S Opinions Van Horne s opinions ender studies This novel is not horror or fantasy fiction in any reliable way and not particularly paranormal though Lexa can alter the weather and will her enemies into acts of bad luck And finally this novel is not readable She returned to putting up Mason jars of spaghetti sauce sauce for spaghetti than she and her children could consume even if bewitched for a hundred years in an Italian fairy tale jar upon jar lifted steaming from the white speckled blue boiler on the trembling singing round wire rack It was she dimly perceived some kind of ridiculous tribute to her she dimly perceived some kind of ridiculous tribute to her lover a plumber of Italian ancestry Her recipe called for no onions two cloves of arlic minced and sauteed for three minutes no no less that was the magic in heated oil plenty of sugar to counteract acidity a single rated carrot pepper than salt but the teaspoon of crumbled basil is what catered to virility and the dash of belladonna provided the release without which virility is merely a murderous congestion All this must be added to her own tomatoes picked and stored on every window sill these weeks past and now sliced and fed to teh blender ever since two summers ago Joe Marino had begun to come into her bed a preposterous fecundity had overtaken the staked plants out in the side arden where the southwestern sun slanted in through the line of willows each long afternoon The crooked little tomato branches pulpy and pale as if made of cheap reen paper broke under the weight of so much fruit there was something frantic is such fertility a crying out like that of children frantic to please Of plants tomatoes seemed the most human eager and Fragile And Prone To Rot and prone to rot the watery orange red orbs Alexandra felt she was cupping a iant lover s testicles in her hand She recognized as she labored in her kitchen the something sadly menstrual in all this the bloodlike sauce to be ladled upon the white spaghetti The fat white strings would become her own white fat This female struggle of hers against her own weight at the age of thirty eight she found it increasingly unnatural In order to attract love must she deny her own body like a neurotic saint of old Nature is the index and context of all health and if we have an appetite it is there to be satisfied satisfying thereby the cosmic order Yet she sometimes despised herself as lazy in taking a lover of a race so notoriously tolerant of corpulenceThere are longer paragraphs in The Witches of Eastwick and shorter paragraphs but this is representative of Updike s focus which isn t on character or storytelling but on his own brilliance at turning a word It s writing that is uite pleased with itself and satisfied with how well it has women figured out Despite the publishing date this feels like a relic of the Swinging Sixties A film adaptation released in 1987 took place in the present day and starred Jack Nicholson Cher Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer Nicholson s charms and special effects are the focus while the relegation of the female characters to fashion accessories are a holdover from the obtuse boo. Ck breezes Darryl Van Horne a charismatic magus of a man who entrances the trio luring them to his mansio.

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Things that didn t even make sense To things that made me cringe and Moonrise grimace It was uite painful at times Imagine taking one of those eye clops toys they sell for the kids now that are like a microscope and can project imag U is for Updike 1 I would like too 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 I m suprised by all the reviews of this book that speak of Updike s ability to et 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 female virtue but what is Updike saying about women when all the female characters in this novel are largely abhorrent Awful mothers absent lovers even the females on the periphery often the jilted the abandoned the victims understandably wind up shrill judgemental bitter Even the men are flat not explored Presumably this is all part of Updike s social commentary on something But what exactly that might be remains at this point unclear to me 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 et a leg up in a tennis match or to play frightening pranks on the people who ossip 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 ive a fuck what the town thinks of them They ained 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 ender 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 "named Witches divorc 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 that this book about three unusual anti authoritarian first wave feminist women written by a man A man who is obsessed with the bodies of women Boobs specifically I don t mind ratuitous 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 irl on irl porn filmed for the male aze 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 uess he could count as a warlock Though the point of his character seemed to be Look at all this crazy shit a man can et away with that would et 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 roup 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 their tennis and their orgies running around his iant 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 reat 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 Alexandra, Gone 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. Omestic peace Jane Alexandra and Sukie divorced and dangerous have formed a coven Into the void of Eastwi.