Monday, March 9, 2009

Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

I did not like it at all.
Over 20 years in the waiting, and the final book by the late author.
The book is broken into 3 parts, and had a twist mid way I didn't like.

We pick up over 35 years after the end of Witches of Eastwick, to find the 3 women have all moved on and are now widows.
Alexandra decides she wants to start traveling and heads to Canada.
Jane comes back into the picture and the two go to Egypt.
Sukie then returns and off the three go to China.
Not enough adventure for them, so on the urging of Alexandra's daughter, they return to Eastwick.
Here they are faced with their past in more ways then one.

There was so much more that could have been done with this story, but it falls way short. Would be interesting to see if they can pull a second film out of this one.

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