Summary: ''Bech at Bay is brilliant.'' --The New York Review of Books ''NEARLY EVERY PAGE OF THIS BOOK SPARKLES WITH LITTLE GEMS.'' --San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle ''WICKEDLY FUNNY . . . A JOY TO READ . . . In his extraordinarily productive career, John Updike has given us a multitude of memorable characters, but none more lovable than the high-minded, mild-mannered, rather hapless writer Henry Bech. . . . Updike writes so well--with such intelligence, such precision, such grace ...show more--one is exhilarated by the sheer sentence-by-sentence beauty of the prose.'' --Chicago Tribune ''A WONDERFUL NOVEL, EVIL AND FUNNY, A BIG CITY BURLESQUE BRISTLING WITH THE ARTIFACTS OF MODERN URBAN CULTURE.'' --Detroit Free Press ''IF YOU'RE ANYTHING LITERARY--WRITER, PUBLISHER, EVEN CRITIC-- YOU'LL LOVE IT. AND IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU'LL LOVE IT TOO. . . . Bech at Bay is about getting old, about life and literature passing Bech by, about the end of a simpler, better age--and every word of it is fresh, sharp, up-to-date.'' --The Wall Street Journal ''A COMIC DELIGHT . . . WICKED SATIRE OF THE LITERARY WHIRL.'' --People ''WITTY, ACUTE, AND SURPRISINGLY AFFECTING . . . UPDIKE AT HIS MOST INTERESTING AND ENGAGING . . . Like the other books about Henry Bech, this is modest in size but generous with its rewards.'' --The Washington Post Book World ''IRRESISTIBLE.'' --The Boston Globe ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 98
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