This is the first of Richard Russo’s books I have read and it did not disappoint. As I read Nobody’s Fool a few people saw me reading and asked me what it was about. The best way to describe it is by saying it’s a detailed look into a sleepy little town that is down on its luck. The protagonist, “Sully”, is perhaps the least lucky man in Bath, New York, where the novel takes place. And while he brings the bad luck on himself you can’t help but feel for him, because beneath all his bad choices he actually has a heart of gold. Russo, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is a beautiful writer. While the pace is slow, the story-telling does not disappoint. So much happens in each detailed chapter, but it masterfully all fits together in the end. I was sad when it was over. I look forward to reading more Russo in the future.