Friday, April 16, 2010

Megan recommends: Straight Man by Richard Russo

Straight Man by Richard Russo

Richard Russo's books are great -- tales told straight-forward about small town American life that are deceptively simple. He's even won the Pulitzer Prize. But his 1997 novel Straight Man remains my favorite. It's a great read and it's laugh-out-loud funny. Hank Devereaux is the chairman of the English department at West Central Pennsylvania University. Office politics in academia, the decay of small cities in the U.S., marriage and family life... this book covers a lot of ground while making you chuckle all the way through.


1 comment:

  1. I agree! "Straight Man" is my favorite book. Love it. So funny and so well written. I like Russo's other books, none as much as "Straight Man."