U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:43 AM
 
4 posts, read 13,420 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hi, I write from Spain. Big fan of Richard Russo: I love his sense of humour, sarcasm, not openly comic but mocking about everyday situations, great characters (father and sons relations, growing old feelings), small town stories, a bit of tragedy... It is real fun, but great literature at the same time.

Can anyone recommend me any other author with similar style? Not Candace Bushnell style (fun as well but no as good, in my opinion).

Thanks a lot!!!

M.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:54 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
13,395 posts, read 41,917,683 times
Reputation: 13354
Jonathan Tropper

You also might consider Jonathan Franzen's latest:
Freedom

I am hoping to visit Spain next Christmas. Have not been in many many years.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 05:32 AM
 
4 posts, read 13,420 times
Reputation: 10
Thank you! (Spain in Xmas is wonderful, nice weather even in Winter! Thanks for choosing this little country for vacation!)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Maine
18,600 posts, read 22,371,379 times
Reputation: 22472
Michael Chabon? He doesn't quite have Russo's sense of place and setting, but his characters are great.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
17,336 posts, read 28,725,940 times
Reputation: 28735
I wonder... you might like Charles Baxter. I just read one by him called The Feast of Love... and thought it was terrific. It was funny in parts (his humor is dry), sweet in parts, interesting in parts, etc... Just an all-round good book. I also ordered Saul and Patsy by him, but haven't read it yet. So, yeah, I recommend The Feast of Love so that you can see if Charles Baxter does it for you.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 11:11 AM
 
4 posts, read 13,420 times
Reputation: 10
Thanks! I'll try Chabon too!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 12:23 PM
 
4 posts, read 13,420 times
Reputation: 10
... and Baxter! thanks!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: So Ca
19,427 posts, read 17,543,333 times
Reputation: 17040
Another thread on him: Richard Russo
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top