The Widows of Eastwick 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 —… The Widows of Eastwick 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 —… 2008-10-21 Fiction Knopf
Book Review

The Widows of Eastwick (2008)

The Widows of Eastwick
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Oct 21, 2008; Writer: John Updike; Genre: Fiction; 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+

Originally posted Oct 17, 2008 Published in issue #1017 Oct 24, 2008 Order article reprints
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