The Centaur

The Centaur

by John Updike
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Centaur 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I have never been a large fan of Updike, I read this novel after a friend recommended it to me, and I was pleasantly surprised. The storyline is nothing to be proud of, as nothing exciting literally happens, but it was a pleasue to read along as the relationship between Father and Son grew and developed throughout the three days of the book. Using a few allusions to Greek mythology, and submersing the reader in complete myth once near the beginning of the novel, Updike was able to stress the subtle changes in the character's lives.
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puzzleman More than 1 year ago
Story was okay. Mythological angle was boring. Imagery awful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, while interesting, can sometimes fly off track back into ancient Greece, leaving the current story hanging. Sometimes confusing, always interesting, this book is a good read, but I would not suggest it if you want some relaxing novel. It is inwoven with Greek myths and characters, so if you don't understand Greek myths, you probably won't understand this book as well as you could. Still be good though, I think. I understand Greek myth. Try it, you may like it!
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