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Richard Ford
Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank with You as well as the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several... show more



Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank with You as well as the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Birth date: February 16, 1944
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Lyra17
Lyra17 rated it 7 years ago
First time I read one of Richard Ford's novels and I have to say that I was pretty amazed by his prose. I wouldn't describe it as an "easy" one since it took me approx.3 weeks to finish it, however I enjoyed every single page. It dealt with rather depressing issues as the hero’s’ big or little trage...
World of Kammbia
World of Kammbia rated it 9 years ago
The Sportswriter by Richard Ford chronicles an Easter Weekend in the life of Frank Bascombe, a failed novelist turned sportswriter. Ford’s breakout third novel grapples with the themes of grief, a failed career, and unhealthy relationships. Bascombe’s story is told in the first person and you get...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 9 years ago
I found the book depressing and deceptive. I felt physically accosted by the author’s political views and personally insulted by them. If he wants to impugn the reputation of a former President or former presidential candidates, let him do it in a forum other than a novel meant to entertain. I found...
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it 10 years ago
“Mystery is the attractive condition a thing (an object, an action, a person) possesses which you know a little about but don’t know about completely. It is the twiney promise of unknown things (effects, interworkings, suspicions) which you must be wise enough to explore not too deeply, for fear you...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 11 years ago
This novel progresses smoothly, although slowly at first, with the skilled hand of Mr. Ford. Even when, sometimes, the actual point of the story is lost in the extraneous and often superfluous details that are offered, the reader will be consistently drawn back to the tale by this gifted storyteller...
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