“This biography of the American master goes far beyond simple chronology of this complex (and often paradoxical) character, layering on the lit crit where his real life bled into novels. Detailed and compulsively readable, Updike is essential for admirers, and illuminating for anyone with an interest in literature.”
Digital Book World has the full story and full list, and they quote Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Print and Kindle Books at Amazon: “Updike may seem like an unusual choice for our number one pick, but it’s poised to be one of the best biographies of 2014. It’s a candid, enthralling book that readers won’t be able to put down.”
If you’re curious about where Updike ranks in sales, at Amazon it’s currently number 3,209 in books and number 26 in the category of biographies and memoirs.