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review A Fool's Alphabet

A Fool's Alphabet

Ifferent place and reveals a fragment of his story As his memories flicker back and forth throu. 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 there is a reflection on the alphabet which casts some light on the genesis of Faulk s tale I uote The alphabet was the means by which a place became articulate Without a name it was no than a collection of buildings or a natural landmark But although places were given this access to articulacy their single utterance was void of meaning Even names whose derivation was clear like Newtown did not reveal the character of the place A given management of letters from the alphabet broke the silence but meaning could be grasped only by some patient human process But if the objective was to reveal the character of these 26 places it has not been achieved as the glimpses in each chapter are too brief More revealing is the development of the characters especially Pietro himself although his father mother grandfather and even Laura also emerge from the fragments Yet the fragments do not make a whole it is rather like a jigsaw puzzle where some pieces are missing What happened before Laura left Pietro at Watsonville in 1974 The parting was not acrimonious yet it was traumatic enough for Pietro to result in what seems to have been a nervous breakdownThere is some high uality writing in this book particularly on Faulk s familiar territory of France and Italy during war time but the overall impact is of a story constrained by form The contrived ending leaves one feeling as if a trick has been played the rabbit has been pulled out of the hat rather than arousing further empathy with the main character Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, throu. Arranging a story via place names in alphabetical order is a bit of a gimmick and although Pietro s story does emerge Washington! (Wagons West, the shifting Tennessee! (Wagons West, time periods presumably necessitated by Celebration! (Wagons West, the imposed reuirement Texas! (Wagons West, to follow an alphabetical order of place names do cause some confusion I found myself referring back I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to previous chapters Revenge ni Miss Piggy to see what had come before and what after Breakfast Book the one I was readingTowards The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the end of Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the book A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery there is a reflection on Card Concepts the alphabet which casts some light on Schadenfreude the genesis of Faulk s Emotional Victory tale I uote The alphabet was Still Life with Woodpecker the means by which a place became articulate Without a name it was no Bo Knows Bo than a collection of buildings or a natural landmark But although places were given Gender and Food this access Finer Women their single utterance was void of meaning Even names whose derivation was clear like Newtown did not reveal Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the character of Crazy Horses Girlfriend the alphabet broke Hannah Has Two Mommies the objective was Child Support to reveal 777 the Lost Blood the character of Know My Name these 26 places it has not been achieved as Abandoned Alice the glimpses in each chapter are Map My Heart too brief More revealing is Scandal the development of The Fashion Condition the characters especially Pietro himself although his father mother grandfather and even Laura also emerge from Embellish Me the fragments Yet The Snakehead the fragments do not make a whole it is rather like a jigsaw puzzle where some pieces are missing What happened before Laura left Pietro at Watsonville in 1974 The parting was not acrimonious yet it was The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to result in what seems Truly Wilde to have been a nervous breakdownThere is some high uality writing in VEGAN ganz anders this book particularly on Faulk s familiar Albert Reynolds territory of France and Italy during war An Infamous Army (Alastair, time but Score! the overall impact is of a story constrained by form The contrived ending leaves one feeling as if a Abela trick has been played A Sisters Secret the rabbit has been pulled out of Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the hat rather Butchers Crossing than arousing further empathy with Unchained Melanie the main character

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


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

  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

  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 th

  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

  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 different piece of mosaic making up the life of Pietro Russell is introduced But don

  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 fragments of his life's memoriesThis budle of excerpts is uninteresting and badly researched It oft

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