Frank bascombe is scrupulously out of touch with himself devastated by the death of his young son, divorced now from his wife, he is tiptoeing his way through bereavement, using work — he’s a magazine writer — to dislodge his grief, self-medicating with a strenuously pursued normalcy. 54 quotes from the sportswriter: ‘people surprise you, frank, with just how fuckin stupid they are.
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.
The sportswriter started out really strong for me - seemed thoughtful and familiar and american, a bit like stegner's crossing to safety but after a while, say about 250 pages, i stopped finding the character thoughtful and subtle and started thinking he was kind of a boorish self-serving windbag.
The sportswriter is a novel of one man's struggle to survive the mundane of daily life after tragedy that will leave its readers inspired frank bascombe is a divorced father of three frank's eldest son died several years ago from reye's syndrome.
The sportswriter is the first of a trilogy about frank bascombe, a sportswriter read more published 7 months ago claudette 50 out of 5 stars wonderful read this man is a beautiful writer published 1 year ago giovanni merola 10 out of 5 stars it's so boring i wanted to stop reading it after a. Critics lev grossman and richard lacayo pick the 100 best english-language novels published since 1923—the beginning of time. The sportswriter quotes (showing 1-30 of 54) “people surprise you, frank, with just how fuckin stupid they are” ― richard ford , the sportswriter. The sportswriter: bascombe trilogy (1) [richard ford] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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.
The sportswriter has 15,286 ratings and 1,030 reviews glenn said: photo of the american novelist - richard fordpart of the vintage contemporaries ser. Written by richard ford, narrated by richard poe download the app and start listening to the sportswriter today - free with a 30 day trial keep your audiobook forever, even if you cancel don't love a book swap it for free, anytime.
The sportswriter is a 1986 novel by richard ford, and the first of four books of fiction to feature the protagonist frank bascombe in the sportswriter, bascombe is portrayed as a failed novelist turned sportswriter who undergoes an existential crisis following the death of his son. For all its technical virtuosity, ford's chummy narrative fails to transcend its rather tired genre: the male, mid-life crisis novel.