Rabbit Is Rich
Author: John Updike
Release Date: September 1981
I almost didn’t read this book based on how awful I found “Rabbit Redux” to be. Here the character Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom is finally somewhat successful running his dead father in law’s car dealership when his son comes back to town after dropping out of college to work at the family business.
Harry is still an egocentric horrible person in this book and the supporting cast is similarly full of terrible people (his son Nelson in particular). Amazingly I liked this book a lot though as middle aged Harry is more acceptable for who he is than young Harry was.
Updike continues to write graphically about all of Harry’s urges, nearly taking this book into American Psycho territory. Three books in I’ll definitely be finishing the series.