• A deft poke at what it means to be a writer in America.

    New York Times
  • 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.

    Chicago Tribune
  • As imaginative territory, literary Manhattan has proved irresistible to Updike the satirist, and he has done it full justice and then some in his volumes of stories concerning the doings of New York novelist Henry Bech.

    The New Criterion
  • A mordantly comic look at literary life.


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