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Sucking You In The story of John UpdikeJohn Updike has been known for his short story and novel writing all throughout the last 30 years He has something in his text that can just grab the reader and literally pull them into the story Using his vivid imagination and his unique style of writing he makes you feel like you are actually there Weather it is in the middle of a sporting event or on top of a snowy mountain preparing to start your voyage down on nothing but two thin pieces of metal He has a way of relating to peoples real life problems This is why John Updike is such an outstanding writerBorn and raised in Shillington Pennsylvania in 1932 he lived in a not so wealthy family Luckily he was accepted to Harvard College and graduated in 1954 This is what turned his life around After school was done he worked for a few years on the staff of The New Yorker When his writing abilities were finally noticed he got the idea to start writing poetry and short stories This was the best idea he ever had His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize The National Book Award the American Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award Lilies-Updike John is currently living in Massachusetts with four children to care forAfter reading many of John Updikes works it is easy to see a distinctive style to his writing He often focuses on events that may have seemed to have come from his very own life He also likes to write about sporting events In the story Deaths of Distant Friends a middle aged man owner of his own hardware store simply drops dead for do apparent reason He was in perfect health and nobody could figure out how he could possibly have died This man was the father to the narrator of the story Throughout the rest of
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