Villages, by John Updike. Alfred A. Knopf, 321 pages, $25.
Villages, by sad coincidence, is John Updike’s 21st novel. Comparing it with Philip Roth’s newly published novel, The Plot Against America —also his 21st—is distressing if you’re a dedicated Updike fan. Whatever you think of the aesthetic merits of the Roth (and I happen Read More