Franky Furbo by William Wharton – book cover, description, publication history. During WW II, a dying American soldier, William Wiley, and his German captor, Wilhelm Klug, are miraculously rescued by a fox endowed with extraordinary. Yes, Franky Furbo exists, and his identity finally is so triumphant that you are flooded, as if by a tepid New Age shower, with a Saturday Evening.
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His first novel Birdy was published in when he was more than 50 years old. Many aspects of the book are still fresh in my mind, two or three years after reading. Kori added it Jul 26, And the art is quirky and awesome.
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I just love Ffurbo attitude about war. Umm one word ‘weird’!!! William Wharton is brilliant at writing beautiful stories disguised as the weirdest thing you will ever read. I was captivated and read it all on a plane, but it is absolutely one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read.
William spends the rest of his life having faith in his experiences with Franky and is then devestated to find out that his wife and son never believed hi This is not a straightforward book and does not fit in a particular genre. Apr 11, Aleksandra rated it really liked it Shelves: Only finished this book because it was a bookclub book. I can’t decide if I love it or hate it and it it already a month since I have finished it. William believes with all his frajky that Franky really exists and upon fin I’m not someone into war themes, especially reading them so the war flashback at the early gurbo of the book was a bit frznky for me to get through but before I knew it, I was so hooked into this book.
I’m not someone into war themes, especially reading them so the war flashback at the early part of the book was a bit hard for me to get through but before I knew it, I was so hooked into this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jul 05, Calahtenney rated it it was amazing. For William, the experience is indisputably true but when he discovers later that neither his wife nor children believe in Franky, he endures a crisis of faith and searches desperately for the truth.
This book was really weird, and had a lot of “plot twists”. Halefa rated it liked it Aug 08, I believe in Franky Furbo. Trivia About Franky Furbo. Want to Read saving…. I enjoyed the description the author uses, how he illustrates physical feelings blended with emotion, tastes and memories, the love he feels for his wif The imagination in this book is quite amazing.
Sylwia rated it liked it Jan 27, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. THe science fiction aspect is done better in other novels, though that is fine as it is not really what the book is about.
Some passages made me cringe but I’m not sure it’s only down to my own prejudices. Houseboat on Seine, a memoir, was published inabout Wharton’s purchase and renovation of a houseboat.
It’s definitely worth a read. Books by William Wharton. Yes, Franky Furbo exists, and his identity finally is so triumphant that you are flooded, as if by a tepid New Age shower, with a Saturday Evening Post-ish tag as well: He says one of the ways they are ruined is by being forced to think of all the tasks that need to be done as work, not as play.
Fay rated it really liked it May 14, Published first published January 1st Birdy by William Wharton! Feb 25, Rebecca Isles rated it did not like it.
They should put this book in the school programs. Return to Book Page. Magda added it Apr 08, Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I don’t feel badly about this book, I don’t think I’d be running to tell people to read it though. KIRKUS REVIEW A painter named William Wiley lives with his free-spirited American family in rural Italy, making a living by writing children’s books–and for years enchanting his family with the tales of Franky Furbo, an archetypal, wise old fox that Wiley claims to have spoken to during the War–and that he claims in fact to have been rescued by in body and mind.
The last time I read a book this strange it was Description A welcome reissue of this wartime classic from the author of Birdy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Stories, war, foxes, what more do you need? He served in France and Germany in World War II in the 87th Infantry Division, was a painter, frannky part furboo his adult life living on a houseboat as an artist in France, raised several children not all of whom appreciated his philosophy of child-rearingis a reasonably skilled carpenter and handyman, and has suffered from profound gastrointestinal problems.
Aug 13, Barbara rated it it was amazing. Doesn’t really matter, but largely responsible for my long standing love of foxes. Quotes from Franky Furbo. He ended up being assigned to serve in the infantry and was severely wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. William Wharton is like no other.
Erin Rebecca rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Franky cures the soldiers after shrinking them and taking them back to his tree then sends them back to their lives. Before his death inWharton penned 8 further novels, and 3 memoirs.