In his slyly funny and moving new novel, the author of The Risk Pool follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town--and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and... show more
In his slyly funny and moving new novel, the author of The Risk Pool follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town--and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Jessica Tandy. Author reading tour.
Publish date: April 12th 1994
Pages no: 549
Edition language: English
So this is my fourth (fifth?) Russo novel and I was not impressed (yes, I realize that it is award winning). Maybe I just expected too much, but I did not find the characters or the setting to be nearly as believable as Empire Falls or Bridge of Sighs. The book was entertaining (after all I did gi...
I listened to Nobody's Fool while driving a rented moving van across country and regretted only that I was by myself and had no one else to laugh with, cry with, commiserate with, or just plain hug when it ended. I've read a few of Richard Russo's books and I don't understand why he doesn't have a ...
Donald ‘Sully’ Sullivan is the 60 years old antihero of the little town Bath. Like the town is in a slump, he is too. His knee throbbing on the rhythm of a lively brass band, he is waiting to get himself declared 100% disabled by law, together with his one legged lawyer Wirf, but in the mea...
Richard Russo is a god! Okay, well, maybe only a demigod, but he's a literary deity for sure. He's the only author I know of who can write a story where nothing much of anything happens and yet it's so enjoyable to read. He's created his own genre---"dying small towns in northeastern U.S." He cre...
Russo is very like Ann Tyler in that he writes on the average lives of average people, and he's kind to his characters who all have miserable luck. Which, come to think of it, isn't so kind.