Book Reviews of The Sportswriter (Vintage Contemporaries)

The Sportswriter (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Sportswriter - Vintage Contemporaries
Author: Richard Ford
ISBN-13: 9780679762102
ISBN-10: 0679762108
Publication Date: 6/13/1995
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
The book is well written with great imagery and attention to detail. Unfortunately, the story progresses very slowly and the subject matter--a weekend in the life of a recently divorced sportswriter--is less than compelling.
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Helpful Score: 2
This has been described as a compelling novel, and I believe this is true. A story about a person who happens to be a sportwriter, but more about getting through the mundane happenings of everyday life.
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Helpful Score: 1
Ford's mastery of prose makes this insightful tale a most wonderful read. He connects all of us to each other. You will never regret reading Richard Ford--truly a man of all seasons.
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This is Ford's first novel about Frank Bascombe. It is an account of how he spent Easter week as a recently divorced father.
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A daring and intelligent look at what men keep inside. This is the prequel to Independence Day, which won the author a Pulitzer Prize. This copy is an oversized trade softcover.
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A quote from the book(p. 369): "Just nothing to say."
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I quit after the first chapter. Let me know if it gets better-------
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Classic.