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Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo

Nobody's Fool (1993)

by Richard Russo

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I love Russo's hapless heroes. ( )
  CSKteach | Jul 20, 2018 |
Excerpts from my original GR review (Apr 2009):
- A dying town, down on their luck characters. In some ways I think Russo took his novel Risk Pool and improved it to produce this one.
- Sully is the bum-kneed jack-of-few-trades glue to the story. And Rub Squeers, as his slow, sweet natured understudy, is memorable.
- I liked this, though not as much as Empire Falls or Straight Man. ( )
  ThoughtPolice | Mar 1, 2018 |
Sully, a guy who lives life by his own code and does what he wants. Still has a heart of gold despite his rough exterior. The characters are interesting and all have their own faults that each other knows about and uses to tweak each other at times. ( )
  foof2you | Jan 1, 2018 |
Richard Russo - writer extraordinaire. He always keeps me pinned to each page without fast paced action or drama, just great characterization, dialog and wit. ( )
  kimkimkim | Aug 21, 2017 |
Heartbreaking. Hilarious. Occasionally crude. This was a powerfully raw and heartfelt rendering of small town life in upstate New York. Mr. Russo did a fine job with this one. Recommended.

"Make 'em PAY!" ( )
  Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr | Aug 6, 2017 |
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Upper Main Street in the village of North Bath, just above the town's two-block-long business district, was quietly residential for three more blocks, then became even more quietly rural along old Route 27A, a serpentine two-lane blacktop that snaked its way through the Adirondacks of northern New York, with their tiny, down-at-the-heels resort towns, all the way to Montreal and prosperity.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679753338, Paperback)

In his slyly funny and moving new novel, the author of The Risk Pool follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town--and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Jessica Tandy. Author reading tour.

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An unlucky man in a deadbeat town in upstate New York, Sully must overcome numerous obstacles--a bum knee, terminal underemployment, and a not-too-helpful group of friends--as he copes with a new problem, his long-estranged son.

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