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After Herzog and Augie, I was really looking forward to this volume and made it my one and only request last Christmas. So far I'm disappointed. I've found some of the letters moderately interesting, but hardly luminous. Maybe I'm just not an academi ...more
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I undertook the Bascombe novels after a friend suggested reading Richard Ford to bridge the literary abyss left by the death of John Updike. I was encouraged to believe that Frank Bascombe was a worthy successor to Rabbit Angstrom. I started with the ...more
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