A Fools Alphabet

A Fools Alphabet The Events Of Pietro Russell S Life Are Told In 26 Chapters From A Z, Each Chapter Is Set In A Different Place And Reveals A Fragment Of His Story As His Memories Flicker Back And Forth Through Time In His Search For A Resolution To The Conflicts Of His Life, His Story Gradually Unfolds. I love Sebastian Faulks but this book did nothing for me The writing was bland and I wondered if it wasn t just a way of writing about places the author himself had visited, tied loosely into a novel. Life story of an Anglo Italian post war baby who never quite 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. 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 through time periods, it really wo
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. 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. Arranging a story via place names in alphabetical order is a bit of a gimmick and, although Pietro s story does emerge, the shifting time periods, presumably necessitated by the imposed requirement to follow an alphabetical order of place names, do cause some confusion I found myself referring back to previous chapters to see what had come before and what after the one I was reading.Towards the end of the book there is a reflection on the alphabet which casts some light on the genesis of Faulk Arranging a story via place names in alphabetical order is a bit of a gimmick and, although Pietro s story does emerge, the shifting time periods, presumably necessitated by the imposed requirement to follow an alphabetical order of place names, do cause some confusion I found myself referring back to previous chapters to see what had come before and what after the one I was reading.Towards the end of the book there is a reflection on the alphabet which casts some light on the genesis of Faulk s tale I quote The alphabet was the means by which a place became articulate Without a name, it was nothan a collection of buildings or a natural landmark But although places were given this access to articulacy, their single u
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 to.The 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 whole.For a book which time shifts so easily, and which shifts narrative viewpoints fairly 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 to.The mechanism for delivering the book is interesting 26 places, introduced alphabetically, where a different piece of mosaic making up the life of Pietro
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 confusing at times and struggled to remember what age he now was This might be because I was listening to the book and was thus unable to go back and check details but it meant that 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 confusing at times and struggled to remember what age he now was This might be because I was listening to
I loved Birdsong and Charlotte Grey so I was really disappointed by this book It started wel,l but quickly became dull The concept was good but the tortured central character was selfish, unsympathetic and boring It really dropped off before
This is a fairly charming non chronological account of a life, told in 26 chapters, each headed by an A to Z of place names from that life Perhaps its main message, in the words of one of its characters, is that this like any other is just one version of a life.

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  • Hardcover
  • 0 pages
  • A Fools Alphabet
  • Sebastian Faulks
  • English
  • 22 June 2017
  • 0517138247