The Witches of Eastwick
Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist,... show more
Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick—and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche.
Publish date: August 27th 1996
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
Series: Eastwick (#1)
DNF about 50 pages in. I just can't with all this BS. Less than 5 pages in, I knew I was probably not going to like it. It is very, very obviously written by a man. Some men do ok with writing women. This is not one of those cases. I have so many problems with this book from just these 50ish pages, ...
I tried, I really did. I loved this movie and for me the movie was much better than this book. It was over-written (is that a thing?) because that's how it felt to me. I just wanted to read about these three women who are witches living in Eastwick. Instead Updike spends so much time on a lot of min...
There is no plot. There's just 3 witches sleeping with every man, married or not, in their small coastal town. And they call it healing. The writing is convoluted, the plot doesn't exist, and the characters aren't likeable.
I think reading this slowly from late Summer to Md-Autumn is the perfect time.Oh, and... it so was not what I did remember from the movie with Nicholson, when I was a child.
Não foi um livro muito apelativo. Foi algo aborrecido e várias partes do enredo foram bastante cansativas, mas confesso que também teve os seus momentos divertidos e cómicos e as personagens fizeram-me lembrar muito superficialmente As Donas de Casa Desesperadas, pela atitude delas, e as próprias pe...