by Richard Ford | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0679454519 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNetstationwing of Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on 7/8/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNetstationwing from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, July 8, 2004
It's hard to imagine a book illuminating the texture of everyday life more brilliantly, or capturing the truth of human emotions more honestly, than Ford does in his account of an alienated scribe in the New Jersey suburbs. Frank Bascombe, Ford's protagonist, clings to his almost villainous despair in a way that Walker Percy's men don't, but the book is heavily influenced by Ford's fellow southerner nonetheless.

Journal Entry 2 by SwissToni on Sunday, July 18, 2004
I would love to say that I picked this up at the Bookcrossing UK Unconvention because I wanted to read the story of a good-hearted man struggling for equilibrium n the aftermath of divorce and bereavement. I'd love to, but you'd know instantly that I was lying, and that I had in fact picked it up purely because of the title....

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