Nobodys Fool - Various - Gardyloo! Edinburghs Detritus 1983 - 2003 (CDr) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac
I feel like I know the protagonist and his circle of acquaintances intimately, and they are all beautifully drawn. Thoroughly recommended. I am feeling slightly bereft because I have just finished listening to one of the best books I have ever come across.
Read about the book on Amazon and Goodreads and you will find similar rave reviews. Richard Russo appears to be the best author most people have never heard of. Whilst raving about this book to my friends, many people have asked me what it is about. But if I told them it concerned a few days in the life of a 60 year old misery-guts with a bad leg and that there wasn't a great deal of action then I wouldn't be selling it very well. But this would be missing out that the book also is both highly entertaining and staggeringly good at portraying life, ageing, family dynamics, community, the clumsiness of men, friendship, lust and love.
The writing is so deftly simple but wise - it is a joy to read and every few lines you come across a wry observation or profound reflection. You get to know a large cast of small town characters and although they are all flawed and quirky, you get to like them all and care about what happens to them.
It is deeply compassionate and brilliantly funny. I found myself exploding with uncontrollable belly-laughs on a number of occasions. I also felt quite tearful at times. It's a huge book - over 24 hours long in audio format. My only regret is that it wasn't twice Nobodys Fool - Various - Gardyloo! Edinburghs Detritus 1983 - 2003 (CDr) long. Now I don't know what to do with myself because I am afraid that the next few books I read will inevitably be disappointing.
My only antidote to this may be to read another Russo book!! Absolutely excellent reading. The dialogue is perfect. His ability to put multidimensional expression into a single utterance such as "ok" is a pleasure to witness. Any additional comments? If you don't know Richard Russo novels you have a treat ahead of you. This is my fourth and, yet again, despite its length, I didn't want it to finish.
Sully, the year old hero in this one, is not only a hopeless loser, as are most of Russo's characters, but - I won't spoil it by listing his character flaws but let's say he is not someone most of us would admire in real life. Yet Russo writes with such wit and humanity, I found myself desperately fond of old Sully and all the other no-hopers who do very little but get drunk, smoke, argue and insult each other.
That is surely one of the highest achievements of a novel - to take us somewhere we wouldn't want to go and show us the good in it. The book covers 3 generations with the majority of the attention given to the older end. It is refreshing to see the focus and sympathy given to the unattractive 80 year old Mrs Peoples, and to the younger grandparents whose sex lives Russo does not shrink from describing.
Warning if you don't like 4 letter words and crude references to parts of the anatomy, steer well clear of this. One final comment: if you like banter and bar talk, I can't think of anyone who gets it so exactly right as Russo.
If you know of anyone else who can match it please let me know. This is a book written by a man Nobodys Fool - Various - Gardyloo! Edinburghs Detritus 1983 - 2003 (CDr) the characterisation of the women felt stereotyped. This book seemed to drag on and on and unfortunately the voice of the reader kept sending me to sleep and didn't keep me interested.
Simply brilliant, I chose this book after getting the 'recommended reads' email. I was not dissappointed. So subtly written, nothing major really happens within the story line but that is the beauty of it. Its about the relationships of the characters and the daily living in a small town. I totally fell in love with Sully, mainly thanks to the excellent narrator. I love my monthly audible credits and this is why, Im even thinking of getting the movie out on DVD. Download this now.
Would you consider the audio edition of Nobody's Fool to be better than the print version? I have not read the printed version. Who was your favorite character and why? Which scene did you most enjoy? Too many to pick out just one! Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Again there were several. There is an undercurrent of care and concern throughout the book. What made the experience of listening to Nobody's Fool the most enjoyable? What a fascinating cast of characters.
It perfectly captured what I imagine is American small town life. Sully is now my literary hero. Flawed, damaged, a bully yet so humane. Which character — as performed by Ron McLarty — was your favourite? Again Sully. If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Well it has so no use speculating.
If you are into Audible get this title. It's long but so worthwhile. Nobody's Fool. By: Richard Russo. Narrated by: Ron McLarty. Series: SullyBook 1. Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins. Nobody's Fool By: Richard Russo. People who bought this also bought Chances Are Publisher's Summary In this slyly funny and moving novel, Richard Russo follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town, and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens.
Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with Nobodys Fool - Various - Gardyloo!
Edinburghs Detritus 1983 - 2003 (CDr) bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, sixty-year-old Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its sly and uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Nobodys Fool - Various - Gardyloo! Edinburghs Detritus 1983 - 2003 (CDr) is storytelling at its most generous.
Don't miss this great novel of impressive literary finesse shot through with wit and compassion. Critic Reviews "Russo is a master craftsman More from the same Author Chances Are Empire Falls Straight Man. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews. Amazon Reviews. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Filter by:, Nobodys Fool - Various - Gardyloo! Edinburghs Detritus 1983 - 2003 (CDr).
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