The sportswriter bascombe trilogy 1 richard ford on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers as a sportswriter frank bascombe makes his living studying people men mostly who live entirely within themselves this is a condition that frank himself aspires to but at thirty eight. The sportswriter started out really strong for me seemed thoughtful and familiar and american a bit like stegners crossing to safety but after a while say about 250 pages i stopped finding the character thoughtful and subtle and started thinking he was kind of a boorish self serving windbag. The sportswriter by richard lacayo jan 08 2010 author richard ford year released 1986 get this book frank bascombe is scrupulously out of touch with himself devastated by the death of his young son divorced now from his wife he is tiptoeing his way through bereavement using work hes a magazine writer to . In this case life itself aka real life as opposed to the artifice of sissified fiction means the extraordinary ordinariness of frank bascombe a 38 year old sportswriter for a magazine much like sports illustrated whos part of a modern divided family
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