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  1. says:

    The Wapshot Scandal is a logical or probably illogical continuation of The Wapshot Chronicle Children grow up and

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    In John Cheever's first novel 1957 Moses and Coverly Wapshot sons of Leander the fisherman grow up in little St

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    Let us just say that William Faulkner is not the only middle aged white man who can expertly craft a sentence while keeping

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    This much sustained uirkiness is oppressive and even the darkness that descended over several plotlines didn't lighten my mood

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    I realized why I was having difficulty with this elegantly written book when I was about 40% of the way through t

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    The Wapshot Scandal was John Cheever's follow up novel to his National Book Award winner The Wapshot Chronicle I truly enjoyed the earlier novel This one still had a sort of humor but was darker It is set in contemporary early 1960s New England several decades later than the end of the former novel Life has become troubled even though prosper

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    The Wapshot Scandal is a seuel to the Wapshot Chronicles I have not read the latter and I do not think I will be interested in it after what I have expreienced with the current novel John Cheever writes almost always about the American life His characters are troubled in their marriages house or with the law Their struggles are what some of us go through in real life The Wapshot Scandal was not different It f

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    A wonderful perceptiv

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    To me satisfactory than I will try to delineate Perhaps it's the engagement of a 1970s America In any case the second novel works for me far bet

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    I found this book unbearably moving by the end Cheever has an astonishing ability to oscillate between the ribald or the lewd the surreal and the lyrical This is also gentle social satire underpinned by a real fondness for those he satirises and sympathy for their weaknesses and caprices

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Ed with pungent characters and outrageous twists of fate and above all with Cheever's luminous compassion for all his hapless fellow prisoners of human nature. The Wapshot Scandal is a seuel to the Wapshot Chronicles I have not read the latter and I do not think I will be interested in it after what I have expreienced with the current novel John Cheever writes almost always about the American life His characters are troubled in their marriages house or with the law Their struggles are what some of us go through in real life The Wapshot Scandal was not different It focuses on the Wapshot family as they struggle to live We all have sorrows which if given a choice we would rather do without To some of us we find that the only means of dealing with our troubles is to escape from them That is what most characters in this book tend to do And in the process we get to learn symoathise and mostly wish we never fall on the same lane as them But life is unpredictable If we do we must pray to have the inner strength to overcome our problems

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The Wapshot Scandal

In this companion volume to The Wapshot Chronicle the members of the Wapshot family of St Botolphs drift far from their New England village into the demented. Let us just say that William Faulkner is not the only middle aged white man who can expertly craft a sentence while keeping the reader engaged and perplexed at the same time This book was like reading a simplier version of As I Lay Dying with out the Southern charm and sophistication It was a good read I liked some of the elegance of the prose Those main characters were not that well developed but their interactions with others drove the story along in a manner where you really don t mind I ll probably dive into some of his literature I mean any author who correctly uses the phrase what had happened was is alright with me The Archetype Of Initiation you really don t mind I ll probably dive into some of his literature I mean any author who correctly uses the phrase what had happened was is alright with me

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Caprices of the mighty the bad graces of the IRS and the humiliating abyss of adulterous passionA novel of large and tender vision The Wapshot Scandal is fill. I realized why I was having difficulty with this elegantly written book when I was about 40% of the way through there is no protagonist Unless you consider an entire family as oneAfter a brilliantly written first chapter in which we get a tour around the town of St Botolph s and its inhabitants with the writer passing the POV like a baton from one character to the other the story settles on the widely dispersed Family Wapshot Coverley the scientist married to man hating and frigid Betsy lives in Talifer a scientific research town Moses the brother is an alcoholic and lives with his cheating wife Melisa in Proxmire Manor and rich cousin Honore who has not paid her taxes lives in the family homestead town of St Botolph sAfter this fact is established the novel circles in episodic fashion around the lives of these characters following each and their spouses for awhile then jumping off to the next until it comes full circle to the first and so on In between we get exposed to a few offbeat characters Dr Cameron Coverley s psychotic boss who is brought to heel at a senate hearing when his abandoned and handicapped son arrives and asks only for love nothing Emile the mercenery young man who is having an affair with Melisa a woman recognized as his mother in the various hotels they hide out for their assignations and Norman the polite but relentless tax investigator who pursues Honora to Italy and explains the process of extradition to her with elan The descriptions are obliue and hilarious when Coverley is granted sex by Betsy it s an ascent up the rockwall the chimney the flume the long traverse over the last ridge until one has a view of the whole world Dr Cameron s hard on aboard a plane is a venerial reverie with a painful inflamation Some scenes appear contrived and caricateurish the repeated breakdown of Getrude Lockhart s appliances leading to her catastrophic life choice is a bit overdone Even Honore has the honour of plugging in her curling iron and knocking out the power in an entire shipAll families evolve through triumph and tragedy and this one with it s foibles is no different When the remnants of the Family Wapshot gather to celebrate Christmas in the old homestead they are all scarred from their individual acts of commission No one is saved but everyone is changed a bit poorer in the pocket book perhaps but richer in the soulThe style is very direct like reportage in some places and yet lyrical in others Cheever s mastery of the short story comes out in this book intended as a novel no doubt but coming across as a string of linked stories