Let Me Be Frank With You

Let Me Be Frank With You

A Frank Bascombe Book

Book - 2014
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Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America people live in at this moment.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Frank Bascombe travels to the site of his former home on the shore, visits his ex-wife, who is suffering with Parkinson's, and meets a dying former friend.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781443437356
Branch Call Number: F FOR NVD
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 24 cm


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Oct 26, 2015

Richard Ford is a very good writer. He has a simple and clear style. He is honest. Some very good lines. I loved this book.

Feb 16, 2015

This is my first Frank Bascombe book, and I found the characters and their stories interesting. The post-Hurricane Sandy setting gave an added dimension.

Jan 16, 2015

I have read almost all of Mr. Ford's books. I was very disapointed with "let me be frank with you". His repetitive Obama cheering and Bush bashing was completely out of bounds. Bascombe was made into a caricature, a sad ending to a character that gave me much delight in the past. Mr. Ford has succeeded in alienating me, maybe I should simply say "good ridance"

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