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`It is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself
... an extraordinary epic' -- The Times
`Powerful ... gripping ... Ford has galvanised his reputation as
one of his generation's most eloquent voices' -- New York Times
`The best novel out of America in many years ... Simply, a
masterpiece' -- John Banville, Guardian
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction 1995, and the
PEN/Faulkner Award; Sequel to the masterly novel The Sportswriter
I won't be seeking out any other Pullitzer prize winners after reading this. Too much irritating detail street names etc.Published 17 days ago by Evered
...in order to say so little. I would say that perhaps an editor should take a knife to it, but as there's not much of a plot, there wouldn't be much left afterwards. Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Dekker
I thought this was a very good sequel of sorts to 'The Sportswriter.' Frank Bascome is an engaging character and the story is well written and arced. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Pulitzer prize it may have won, but I found it boring beyond belief. Certainly a good picture of small-town America but too much overwhelming detail and harping on every topic... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Susan Taylor
I'm afraid I have to support the minority with a thumbs down on this one. I discovered Richard Ford via Canada, which impressed me with its unusual plot and his sensitive handling... Read morePublished 17 months ago by John
The book is a relatively easy read and, whilst it does not keep you on the edge of your seat (it is not that kind of novel), it keeps you interested throughout. Read morePublished 22 months ago by CMA