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INDEPENDENCE DAY
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Author: RICHARD FORD
ISBN-13: 9780747585244
ISBN-10: 0747585245
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Pages: 464
Edition: New Ed
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Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed INDEPENDENCE DAY on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is the second book in the Frank Bascombe trilogy (along with The Sportswriter, published in the mid-1980s, and The Lay of the Land, published in 2006). The book deservedly won the National Book award for its depection of almost average guy Bascombe, a New Jersey real estate saleman and divorced dad making a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame with his estranged teenage son.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed INDEPENDENCE DAY on + 1439 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Dense, turgid, and essentially unreadable tale of a 40-something divorcee trying to juggle a stalled real estate career, a tottering relationship with his girlfriend, and the needs of his troubled adolescent son over a long holiday weekend. Took me 3 days to get through the first 150 pages, at which point I decided I really didn't care.
lovegoodbooks avatar reviewed INDEPENDENCE DAY on + 55 more book reviews
One of my favorite books. It is so wonderfully descriptive, it feels like you're walking around with the author. Almost like you're in a movie together. The man certainly has a way with words...
lovegoodbooks avatar reviewed INDEPENDENCE DAY on + 55 more book reviews
One of my favorite books. It is so wonderfully descriptive, it feels like you're walking around with the author. Almost like you're in a movie together. The man certainly has a way with words...
lovegoodbooks avatar reviewed INDEPENDENCE DAY on + 55 more book reviews
One of my favorite books. It is so wonderfully descriptive, it feels like you're walking around with the author. Almost like you're in a movie together. The man certainly has a way with words...