Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Review: Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo

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.

I decided to try this book when I read the synopsis and it mentioned slyly funny.  I love a book that can make you laugh even under the saddest circumstances.  Richard Russo does just that in Nobody's Fool.  Poor Sully, the main character, can't catch a break in life; although, truth be told, he never tried very hard.  He shuffles along on his bad knee attempting to make a living, deal with family, and solve his love life.  Things keep falling apart on him, but through it all, he has a good heart that shines through.

 I give this book 4 Bookworms.

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