Nobody's Fool (Sully #1)
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NOBODY'S FOOL is a story about nothing really.......just every day life in a small failing town with unusual and addictive characters, each with their own problems and unorthodox ways.
A flawed 60 year old Donald Sullivan, (Sully) with his sarcastic mouth and bum knee lead the reader on a memorable and often humorous ride through some of the unluckiest days of his life (which is most of them) while his big heart and...more
Ok, I’m probably being a little harsh on small towns in my own country here, or ...more
Donald Sullivan believes that if he keeps his head down, travels ...more
Richard Russo's slyly funny and moving novel follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat town in upstate New York—and in the life of one of its unluckiest citizens, Sully, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years....more
Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of follow
Anyway, we should all live in a world where the definition of a villain is someone with no sense of humor. If ...more
Nobody's Fool has several of the best characters of all time. Sully is hard to beat as a likably flawed, smarter-than-he-seems survivor in a seemingly small world. This world matters plenty to the reader, though, crafted as it is by R ...more
Nobody's Fool centers on Sully, a sixty-year-old lovable ne'er-do-well who can never ...more
My husband was a construction worker like ...more
Anyone who has grown up or spent time in a small Northe ...more
5 stars for the audio production
Nobody tells a story like Richard Russo. Set in rural upstate NY in the 1980s, this IS small-town blue-collar life, with all the rough edges and political incorrectness. I loved every page of this book and will read the sequel, Everybody's Fool soon. The audiobook, narrated by Ron McLarty, is my favorite so far this year.
No such luck: the protagonist is Sully, a perpetually down-on-his-luck sixty-year-old loser of a divorcee who's spent his whole life evading any and all responsibility to anyone; nursing grudges, especially against his dead, abusive dad a ...more
There is some humor, but it is negative too.
I have listened to six hours of twenty-four and have decided to give up. I only do that if I really detest a book. I recommend this book to no one.
Once again, I find that it is the characters, more than plot or writing style, that make this one of my favorite books. (The plot and style are great too, though.) Unusual, lovable, flawed, and most of all hilariously WITTY!
Maybe because it was my first Russo, this remains my favorite of his novels, ...more
I am now looking forward to readin ...more