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Toward the End of Time - John Updike
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Ben Turnbull is a sixty-six-year-old retired investment counselor living north of Boston in the year 2020. A recent war between the United States and China has thinned the population and brought social chaos. The dolar has been locally replaced by Massachusetts scrip instead of taxes, one pays protection money to competing racketeers. Nevertheless, Bens`s life, traced by his journal entries over the course of a year, supervised by his vibrant wife, Gloria. He plays golf he pays visits to his five children and ten grandchildren. Something of a science buff, he finds his personal history caught up in the disjunctions and vagaries of the `many-worlds` hypothesis derived from the indeterminacy of quantum theory. His identity branches into variants extending back through history and ahead in the evolution of the universe, as both it and his own mortal, nature-enshrouded existence move toward the end of time. Toward the End of Time: Ben Turnbull is a sixty-six-year-old retired investment counselor living north of Boston in the year 2020. A recent war between the United States and China has thinned the population and brought social chaos. The dolar has been locally replaced by Massachusetts scrip instead of taxes, one pays protection money to competing racketeers. Nevertheless, Bens`s life, traced by his journal entries over the course of a year, supervised by his vibrant wife, Gloria. He plays golf he pays visits to his five children and ten grandchildren. Something of a science buff, he finds his personal history caught up in the disjunctions and vagaries of the `many-worlds` hypothesis derived from the indeterminacy of quantum theory. His identity branches into variants extending back through history and ahead in the evolution of the universe, as both it and his own mortal, nature-enshrouded existence move toward the end of time. Englisch Romane/Erzählungen, Penguin UK

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1998, ISBN: 0140271430

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[EAN: 9780140271430], Fine, [SC: 1.8], [PU: Verleger:Verlag:Penguin UK], MODERN FICTION, Broschiert:334 Seiten,8°,Verleger:Verlag:Penguin UK,1998.,dem Alter entsprechend ordentlich erhalten,ohne handschriftliche Eintragungen.Ungestempelt und unmarkiert. This is Updike's millennium novel. Who better than he--vastly intelligent observer of morals and mores over the past half-century--to wrap up fin de siecle life in one, big, magnificent novel that both concludes and foresees? But what a disappointment! It's set in the future--2020, to be exact. What is the point of setting the story ahead in time while at the same time giving next to no feel that things are different? A war is supposed to have happened between the U.S. and China, but it seems to have had as little effect on daily life as some small skirmish in Somalia. Ben Turnbull narrates a year in his life; he's in his late sixties, a semiretired investor, a lover of science. He and his wife have arguments over a deer who is nibbling her lawn and garden away; Ben has thoughts about science, which he yammers on and on about to the absolute distraction of the follower of this curious narrative. Ben thinks he has shot his wife instead of the deer, and the deer turns into a young woman, with whom he has an affair, but, clank, reality sets in again, and his wife is back. Huh? Even Updike's gorgeous style cannot jump-start this plot; it's gone lame at the starting gate. Still, his legion of fans will want to decide for themselves. Brad Hooper Sprache: english

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Toward the End of Time. (Taschenbuch) - Paperback

1998

ISBN: 0140271430

ID: 15374841957

[EAN: 9780140271430], Fine, [PU: Verleger:Verlag:Penguin UK], MODERN FICTION, Broschiert:334 Seiten,8°,Verleger:Verlag:Penguin UK,1998.,dem Alter entsprechend ordentlich erhalten,ohne handschriftliche Eintragungen.Ungestempelt und unmarkiert. This is Updike's millennium novel. Who better than he--vastly intelligent observer of morals and mores over the past half-century--to wrap up fin de siecle life in one, big, magnificent novel that both concludes and foresees? But what a disappointment! It's set in the future--2020, to be exact. What is the point of setting the story ahead in time while at the same time giving next to no feel that things are different? A war is supposed to have happened between the U.S. and China, but it seems to have had as little effect on daily life as some small skirmish in Somalia. Ben Turnbull narrates a year in his life; he's in his late sixties, a semiretired investor, a lover of science. He and his wife have arguments over a deer who is nibbling her lawn and garden away; Ben has thoughts about science, which he yammers on and on about to the absolute distraction of the follower of this curious narrative. Ben thinks he has shot his wife instead of the deer, and the deer turns into a young woman, with whom he has an affair, but, clank, reality sets in again, and his wife is back. Huh? Even Updike's gorgeous style cannot jump-start this plot; it's gone lame at the starting gate. Still, his legion of fans will want to decide for themselves. Brad Hooper Sprache: english

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[EAN: 9780140271430], [SC: 0.0], [PU: Penguin UK], ENGLISCH; ROMANE/ERZÄHLUNGEN, Fiction|Literary, Fiction|Science Fiction|General, Gebraucht - Gut - Ben Turnbull is a sixty-six-year-old retired investment counselor living north of Boston in the year 2020. A recent war between the United States and China has thinned the population and brought social chaos. The dolar has been locally replaced by Massachusetts scrip; instead of taxes, one pays protection money to competing racketeers. Nevertheless, Bens's life, traced by his journal entries over the course of a year, supervised by his vibrant wife, Gloria. He plays golf; he pays visits to his five children and ten grandchildren. Something of a science buff, he finds his personal history caught up in the disjunctions and vagaries of the 'many-worlds' hypothesis derived from the indeterminacy of quantum theory. His identity branches into variants extending back through history and ahead in the evolution of the universe, as both it and his own mortal, nature-enshrouded existence move toward the end of time. 352 pp. Englisch

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[EAN: 9780140271430], [PU: Penguin UK], ENGLISCH; ROMANE/ERZÄHLUNGEN, Fiction|Literary, Fiction|Science Fiction|General, Gebraucht - Gut - Ben Turnbull is a sixty-six-year-old retired investment counselor living north of Boston in the year 2020. A recent war between the United States and China has thinned the population and brought social chaos. The dolar has been locally replaced by Massachusetts scrip; instead of taxes, one pays protection money to competing racketeers. Nevertheless, Bens's life, traced by his journal entries over the course of a year, supervised by his vibrant wife, Gloria. He plays golf; he pays visits to his five children and ten grandchildren. Something of a science buff, he finds his personal history caught up in the disjunctions and vagaries of the 'many-worlds' hypothesis derived from the indeterminacy of quantum theory. His identity branches into variants extending back through history and ahead in the evolution of the universe, as both it and his own mortal, nature-enshrouded existence move toward the end of time. 352 pp. Englisch

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Toward the End of Time
Author:

John Updike

Title:

Toward the End of Time

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0140271430

A novel tracing the life of a retired investment consultant living in a socially chaotic United States in the year 2020. A man with a strong interest in science, his journal reveals that his personal history has become enmeshed with the vagaries and dysjunctions of the "many universes" theory, and his identity has branched into variants extending back through history and ahead in the evolution of the universe. Published alongside "Bech At Bay", out in Hamish Hamilton hardcover this month.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140271430
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140271430
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin UK

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ISBN/EAN: 0140271430

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