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A Fool's Alphabet

The events of Pietro Russell's life are told in chapters From A Z each chapter is set in a differen. Given up on this Don t often do that and usually enjoy his stuff Dull characters with no real sense of being invited to care about them Double Jeopardy up on this Don t often do that and Einsteins Generation usually enjoy his stuff Dull characters with no real sense of being invited to care about them

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T place and reveals a fragment of his story As his memories flicker back and forth through A Fool's. I loved Birdsong and Charlotte Grey so I was really disappointed by this book It started well but uickly became dull The concept was good but the tortured central character was selfish unsympathetic and boring It really dropped off before the end instead of answers or character development we got a chapter on how much he liked David Copperfield The final chapter was comically bad self indulgent Double Jeopardy uickly became dull The concept was good but the tortured central character was selfish Einsteins Generation unsympathetic and boring It really dropped off before the end instead of answers or character development we got a chapter on how much he liked David Copperfield The final chapter was comically bad self indulgent

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PDFEPUBtime in his search for a resolution to the conflicts of his life his story gradually unfold. There is nothing wrong with this book but it just doesn t soar to some of the places you expect a Sebastian Faulks novel to soar toThe mechanism for delivering the book is interesting 26 places introduced alphabetically where a different piece of mosaic making up the life of Pietro Russell is introduced But don t be thrown by the device it doesn t add but nor does it detract from the book as a wholeFor a book which time shifts so easily and which shifts narrative viewpoints fairly regularly the plot is reasonably easy to follow There is no great sophistry to it despite the apparent sophistication of the mechanismMaybe what disappoints most is the main protagonist himself usually in a Faulks novel you find yourself totally engrossed in the main character whether you like loathe or are just fascinated by the development of that character Pietro Russell is a little bit of a non event though you don t really like him you don t really dislike him and you don t really care that much for how things turn out for himIt s a pleasant enough read though and where his characterization may not reach the heights it does in many of his other books his sense of place is often very well developed even though the focus jumps so radically with every chapterGlad I read it doesn t stop me still thinking of Sebastian Faulks as one of our very best contemporary authors but this one won t be added to the re read list along with most of his others


10 thoughts on “A Fool's Alphabet

  1. says:

    Life story of an Anglo Italian post war baby who never uite belongs anywhere and is oddly unsympathetic for a main character Each chapter refers to a different location each starting with the next letter of the alphabet Contrived but cleverly unfolding tale disjointed though not confusing

  2. says:

    Not as good as I thought it’d be It was rather stilted in its writing and the characters didn’t really flesh out enough that I learnt to care about them over the duration of the book

  3. says:

    Given up on this Don't often do that and usually enjoy his stuff Dull characters with no real sense of being invited to care about them

  4. says:

    Arranging a story via p

  5. says:

    I'm a big fan of Sebastian Faulks and would count Birdsong as one of my favourite books but this book failed to hold my attention Comprising 26 alphabetically headed chapters each one the name of a place significant to Pietro Russell the protagonist the novel time shifts throughout Pietro's life I found this c

  6. says:

    I loved Birdsong and Charlotte Grey so I was really disappointed by this book It started well but uickly became dull The concept was good but the tortured central character was selfish unsympathetic and boring It really dropped off before the end instead of answers or character development we got a chapter on how much he liked Da

  7. says:

    Great book to finish the year with Beautifully crafted with 26 chapters it traces through the alphabet in place names which concern the main character Pietro Russell half Italian It's a lovely story and although it leaps thr

  8. says:

    I've only recently discovered this author this is the third book of his that I've read Each one is different all good beautifully written nothing banal

  9. says:

    There is nothing wrong with this book but it just doesn't soar to some of the places you expect a Sebastian Fau

  10. says:

    AwfulThis novel reads like a commentary to a scrap book of sorts with long descriptions of random 'pictures' presented to us alphabetically as

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