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Independence Day
Independence Day
Author: Richard Ford
2 cassettes / 3 hours — Read by John Rubinstein — The Pulitzer-Prize Winning novel for 1996. — In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Richard Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most unforgettable characters in American fiction, and in so doing gives us an indelible portrait of America. — Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce an...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099447122
ISBN-10: 0099447126
Publication Date: 7/4/1996
Pages: 464
Edition: New Ed
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  • Currently 1.8/5 Stars.
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1.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Did you ever read a book that took you eons to slog through? I know it's a Pulitzer winner and it was well written with attention to detail. Details were vividly described. But the ennui of the main character was too easily picked up by this reader.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a Pulizer Prize winner. A national best seller. after 60 pages, i put it down and did not wish to go back to it, i tried multiple times to get into the story yet i was bored and did not enjoy it. My husband read it and liked it.. just not my style i suppose.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read it, but it was slow going. Far too much detail, and too long for everything to come together.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the second book in the Frank Bascombe trilogy (along with The Sportswriter, published in the mid-1980s, and The Lay of the Land, published in 2006). The book deservedly won the National Book award for its depection of almost average guy Bascombe, a New Jersey real estate saleman and divorced dad making a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame with his estranged teenage son.
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Helpful Score: 1
Dense, turgid, and essentially unreadable tale of a 40-something divorcee trying to juggle a stalled real estate career, a tottering relationship with his girlfriend, and the needs of his troubled adolescent son over a long holiday weekend. Took me 3 days to get through the first 150 pages, at which point I decided I really didn't care.
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