Books Like The Slump by John Updike | Suggested Reading

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Updike's greatest work is considered to be his four-part series of novels about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a protagonist that he followed from 1960 through 1990. All of the "Rabbit" novels are available in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels, published by Knopf in 1995.

W. P. Kinsella, who wrote the novel that was adapted to the movie Field of Dreams, is considered one of the best contemporary fiction writers. Baseball is a constant theme of his stories, as in those in his 1985 collection The Thrill of the Grass.

Mark Harris's novel Bang the Drum Slowly is considered a classic of baseball writing. It follows the final season of a baseball pitcher with a dark sensibility similar to the one Updike's narrator displays. Published in 1956, the novel was made available again byUniversity of Nebraska Press in 1984.

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