In case you haven't heard by now, the literary world lost one of its giants this week: John Updike passed away.
I have to confess I haven't read as much Updike as I probably should have by this point in life, though reading through the tributes I've been inspired to go back and read some of the big books I've missed (Rabbit and Bech, that means you). I'm also going to be sure to read his very last book, which will be out later this year (it's a collection of short stories).
As usual, the Literary Saloon has rounded up some of the coverage. Take some time to read at least a few of the pieces about this major American author. What I don't yet see listed there, but recommend heartily, is this article in the Boston Globe, and the video at NYTimes.com.