The Widows of Eastwick | EW.com

Books

The Widows of EastwickIn this misbegotten sequel, The Widows of Eastwick, the once-saucy witches of John Updike's 1984 fantasy return to the scene of their...The Widows of EastwickFictionIn this misbegotten sequel, The Widows of Eastwick, the once-saucy witches of John Updike's 1984 fantasy return to the scene of their...2008-10-15Knopf
The Widows of Eastwick
C+

The Widows of Eastwick

Genre: Fiction; Author: John Updike; Publisher: Knopf

In this misbegotten sequel, The Widows of Eastwick, the once-saucy witches of John Updike’s 1984 fantasy return to the scene of their mischief — but now they’re senior citizens with weak bladders and receding gums. (Fear not: The Updikean sex scenes transpire in flashback.) There are some wonderful passages here, but they get lost in the rambling, untidy plot. The magic is definitely gone. C+

More from Our Partners