Roger's Versionby John Updike
A born-again computer whiz kid bent on proving the existence of God on his computer meets a middle-aged divinity professor, Roger Lambert, who'd just as soon leave faith a mystery. Soon the computer hacker begins an affair with professor Lambert's wife and Roger finds himself experiencing deep longings for a trashy teenage girl.
“Wonderful reading from beginning to end . . . The precise, laconic bull’s-eye descriptive passages in this novel continually amaze with their absolute accuracy.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Wonderfully tricky and nakedly sharp-minded . . . Updike’s Roger Lambert is a perfectly 20th-century beast—boastfully wicked in all directions.”—The Washington Post Book World
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Meet the Author
John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.
- Date of Birth:
- March 18, 1932
- Date of Death:
- January 27, 2009
- Place of Birth:
- Shillington, Pennsylvania
- Place of Death:
- Beverly Farms, MA
- A.B. in English, Harvard University, 1954; also studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England
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I was assigned to read this book for a high school English class in order to throughly understand the importance of disfunctional relationships is the United States from 1976-1990. Well, it certainly does that. The characters from this book really do need to go on 'Jerry Springer' because each of them is really messed up in the head! Everyone is deceiving and in some way whether it be to themselves or to another person. Overall the book leaves the reader with a very negative feeling. Otherwise it's written very well. However, keep in mind that this book was not meant for immature readers. It has graphic descriptions of sexual acts, so keep this one away from the kids. Happy Reading!