“ANOTHER EXCELLENTLY WRITTEN NOVEL
BY AN EXCELLENT NOVELIST.”
—Margaret Atwood
The New York Times Book Review

“In the midst of life we are in death. Toward the End of Time, surely Mr. Updike’s most death-haunted work of fiction, is by that same token folly in the midst of life, especially the life of language, so strongly evident on each of its pages.”

The Wall Street Journal

“Updike’s prose, as always, is distinguished by passages of lyric beauty.”

The New Yorker

“Another brilliant offering in what is already the most accomplished oeuvre in contemporary American letters.”

The Cincinnati Enquirer

“A wonderful book, easily one of his best.”

The New York Post

“Scintillating… Its lyricism, the insights it provides into its narrator’s psyche, and the sincerity of its concern over where America is heading all argue cogently that it will outlive its author.”

St Louis Post-Dispatch

“Brilliant… There are steamy but ironic sex scenes; meditations on the bitter tenderness of long marriage; [and] reflections, flippantly profound, on the maddening ambiguities of physics and the tantalizing silence of God.”

San Jose Mercury News

“Every page holds some magic.”

Ft. Worth Morning Star-Telegram

“PROFOUND … ENTERTAINING …
WONDERFULLY WRITTEN…
THIS IS UPDIKE’S BEST BOOK SINCE
RABBIT AT REST.”
—Newark Star-Ledger

“Updike strings out sentences as gorgeously as veteran fly-fishers string out a line.”

San Diego Reader

“Toward the End of Time re-creates a universe that is beautiful, awesome, and mysterious.”

Raleigh News & Observer

“One of the most moving books I have read this year.”

—Fredric Koeppel
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

“A beautifully written and fascinating book … Lyrical, nostalgic, indeed elegiac, aspects of Toward the End of Time intimate that Updike may have reached the end of his fictional journey. Let’s hope not.”

Book Page

“Updike’s prose is lush, lyrical, and yet poetically precise…. A book that has all the hallmarks of a classic.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Powerful.”

Time Out