Monday, August 07, 2023
Somebody's Fool by Richard Russo
Scratching my head on this. I love Russo's work, but don't really remember the first two FOOL novels, so this one isn't snapping into place. There is a sameness to his ironic tone that I'm finding deadening -- every character seems to hear the same omniscient sarcastic voice. Not moving me.
Buy the books on Amazon, and watch videos of some readings. Please.
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