Fay

Fay

by Larry Brown
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Fay: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Timhrk More than 1 year ago
Larry Brown died too young. One of our greatest contemporary novelists, his style brings the best qualities of Hemingway and Faulkner together. Fay may be his best novel, and is a sequel to his great novel, Joe. A sort of Southern Candide, Fay leaves her poverty ridden family and the love for her by two men brings destruction. Smart writing and unforgettable characters. Story telling at its best. Please visit: timothyherrick.blogspot.com
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was drawn into Fay's world after the first two pages at which point I saw what she saw and felt what she felt. Not only Fay but most of the characters and since I read the book in one day I was exhausted by the time I finished it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know... sometimes she seems to be, yet suddenly she seems pretty calculating. Whatever she is, her story is interesting, sort of like watching a train wreck: something awful is going to happen, but you just can't stop looking.
BugnChuck More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I must be missing something. I thought this was the worst, most poorly written book I've ever read. It was a grammatical nightmare. I almost never not finish a book, good, bad or boring but this book was an exception. I found myself not following the plot but instead counting how many times the author could use "and" in the same sentence....."and she walked into the room and she picked up the beer bottle and she took a long swig and she lit a cigarette and she walked out onto the deck to look out over the and she heard the sound of a boat motor and she....." AND AND AND AND AND!!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me? I know these characters are from the south but this is an insult to the intelligence of the reader and southerners! AND I'm a northerner! I've read other readers reviews, I'm sorry, I don't know what book they read but it sure wasn't "Fay: A Novel"
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the 1st Larry Brown novel for me, & i'm so glad i decided to read it. It started a little slow 4 me, but then i couldn't put it down. Very compelling, i couldn't help but wonder what was going to happen to her. Great Characters... great read
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. There are some pretty interesting characters along the path that Fay travels to Biloxi. Some chaeracters are nice, and you want to personally thank them for helping this girl out. Some are really bad news, and you feel sorry for Fay because she is taken advantage of, and controlled. But make no mistake about this: Fay is one tough lady , who can take care of herself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one of the most exciting books I have ever read if you dont read this book you will regret it . Fay is one tough women and I enjoy reading about women who are strong and can take on the world caution it is racy
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I was reading this book I was always wondering why the author chose to describe in detail the activities of the characters as they lived their daily lives even though nothing much happened. Fay gets out of a car, lights a cigarette, walks across a parking lot, etc.... I realized as the book progressed that I was getting a real sense of the characters and when things did happen the reader is often caught very unaware. When Fay is walking along the beach front at the cottage and Sam's old lover appears, Fay ends up shooting her and leaving her body in the middle of the lake, for example. My only problem with this book was that some of the sentences could have been written in more interesting or literary way. An example I noticed towards the end of the book was a paragraph that had about 6 or 7 sentences and each began with, 'She or He'. After awhile this can really grate on a reader. I recommend this book for anyone interested in a very good story with interesting characters!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Starts off making you wonder where this story is leading too. You know something is going to happen, but you don't know if it will be on the next page, or later in the book. It gets better and better the more you read. Couldn't put it down the last half of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
would hve been a good story, but too trashy. I couldn't make it all the way true, and the writing was very infantile, like a 5th grader had written it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LARRY BROWN HAS DONE A GREAT JOB ON THIS BOOK. HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO LIVE SOME OF THIS (OR ALL OF IT) TO BE ABLE TO WRITE IT. KEEPS YOU IN SUSPENSE AT THE TURN OF EACH PAGE.YOU HATE TO PUT IT DOWN
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dragging an overstuffed suitcase, Fay Jones wonders southern Mississippi in a tattered pair of tennis shoes, with vague notions of going to Biloxi. She is too trusting, but desperation clouds judgement and hope is a seductive devil no matter the package. Seventeen years of hard times with a drunken daddy and a crazy mama are too much. She up and leaves. But those seventeen years gave her ample reserves of pluck, fortitude and a ferocious spirit. Woe be to the man (or woman)who underestimates Fay. Silly flyboy, don't think for one minute you'll have your way with Fay and get away with it. You wish a couple broken teeth was the worst of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fay was not only a brilliant story but a companion to me for a week. Once I picked it up, I knew I couldn't put it down until Fay was safe again.