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The Sportswriter (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Sportswriter - Vintage Contemporaries
Author: Richard Ford
As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679762102
ISBN-10: 0679762108
Publication Date: 6/13/1995
Pages: 384
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3.7 stars, based on 49 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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