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Different place and reveals a fragment of his story As his memories flicker back and forth thr 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

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A Fool's Alphabet

The events of Pietro Russell’s life are told in 26 chapters From A Z each chapter is set in a 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

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Ough time in his search for a resolution to the conflicts of his life his story gradually unfol 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


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 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 reuirement 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 readingTowards the end of the book ther

  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 confusing at times and struggled to remember what age he now was This might be because I was listening

  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 t

  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 through time

  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 Faulks novel to soar toThe mechanism for delivering the book is interesting 26 places introduced alphabetically where a differ

  10. says:

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