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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Published first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of furbbo book, please sign up. To ask other readers frwnky about Franky Furboplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 05, Shauna Hruby rated it really liked it. A story about a magical fox, or a man’s hallucinations about a magical fox–or is he real after all? Mainly the story is about the man and his remembrances of the adventures he had with fran,y fox during the war–about his needing to believe and the way it affected his life and family.
Jan 06, Elena rated it it was ok. This book was weird.
Franky Furbo by William Wharton – FictionDB
I can’t decide if I love it or hate it and it it already a month since I have finished it. Yet it is easier to comment on it from a distance. I love all books of the author I read so far and while I know that his style is not easy to digest, it requires deep consideration and thinking, I was franly not prepared for this book.
It could be a masterpiece and you could love it if you consider the way the fubro managed to implement a story inside a story and make it all perf This book was weird.
It could be a masterpiece and you could love it if you consider the way the author managed to implement a story inside a story and make it all perfectly logical yet magical and unpredictable to the very end. But I rather happen to be on the other side this time. Not quite my type of book I guess.
Mar 12, Jim rated it did not like it Shelves: A mutant fox, born in the first half of the 20th century, transmigrated bodily fifty thousand years into the future, brought back to live as William Wiley, a dead young soldier All this to ensure the propagation of a new species of intelligent fox which will save the world from rapacious, war-mongering humanity. I can’t believe the man who wrote the wonderful novels Birdy and A Midnight Clear could write such a convoluted, contrived, just-plain-silly fantasy novel.
I’m still not really sure if I loved it or didn’t like it. It’s one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read, still I couldn’t put it down. Some passages made me cringe but I’m not sure it’s only down frajky my own prejudices.
It’s most certainly one of the most unexpected stories I’ve ever read. I’m glad I read it, though. It’s easy, interesting and most of all, totally bonkers. Do I recommend it? Well, let’s just say it generated a huge turn out at my book club so there’s must be something about it. Feb 25, Rebecca Isles rated it did not like it. Turbo one word ‘weird’!!! Only finished this book franly it was a bookclub book.
This has to be the weirdest book I have ever read! I don’t get it – this book has received some really good reviews telling how life changing this read was. I really think I’m just not a understander of William Wharton’s work because this wasn’t life changing at all for me. It was very well written but not for me. Would not recommend – not my kind of book!
Tom Tanguay and my mother. This book is so interesting and gripping. The concept is of a man separating his fantasy or reality of a fox.
Many aspects of the book are still fresh in my mind, two or three years after reading. Franky Furbo’s concept of reading vs. TV and how TV was much better because you have expression and humanness.
FRANKY FURBO by William Wharton | Kirkus Reviews
I loved the ending and felt it was really well done. This is a very interesting book It is hard to find, and took me several years to get a good copy, but I read it in one night, and found myself enjoying it. It is not a high form of literature, but it is a very, very interesting read.
Aug 13, Barbara rated it it was amazing. Another masterpiece of Wharton’s imagination and literary genius; beauty in every word; suprising characters. Oct 03, Peter rated it it was amazing. Unquestionably one of my favorite books, by one of my favorite authors; magic or crazy? Doesn’t really matter, but largely responsible for my long standing love of foxes. Jul 05, Calahtenney rated it it was amazing. We read this book years ago, and then lost it.
It was really, really, really good.
It’s out of print so if you ever run across it, snag it. This book was really weird, and had a lot of “plot twists”. And the art is quirky and awesome. Stories, war, foxes, what more do you need? This was so intriguing and so bizarre. I really have no idea how to rate this book or even if I loved it or hated it.
I was captivated and read it all on a plane, but it is absolutely one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read. Dec 13, Bookowl rated it really liked it. This is not a straightforward book and does not fit in a particular genre. The book centres around a wounded American soldier who was found wounded, along with a German counterpart, by a magical talking fox named Franky Furbo.
Franky cures the soldiers after shrinking them and taking them back to his tree then sends them back to their lives. 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.
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 his stories.
The stories that William tells his children when growing up read like excellent childrens stories, so it at times feels as if you are indeed reading a childrens book.
The different fonts help to seperate the different aspects of the story. William then has a crisis of faith THe science fiction aspect is done better in other novels, though that is fine as it is not really what the book is about. It was an enjoyable read, though I would not rave about it as others do. May 20, Waugh Wright rated it it was amazing.
I just reread this years later and I still love it. It seems to connect so many of his books in a rather bizarre way. Feb 28, Jaxon Kramer rated it liked it. The imagination in this book is quite amazing. I found the dialogue hard to believe. Obviously the plot is something completely fiction, the dialogue is cheesy, starting with “Catherine my dearest, I need you to believe in It was a hard start, but you eventually adapt.
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.
I enjoyed the description the author uses, how he illustrates physical feelings blended with emotion, tastes and memories, the love he feels for his wife.
I don’t feel badly about this book, I don’t think I’d be running to tell people to read it though. Jan 31, Tkmoon rated it really liked it. 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.
I had so many ideas of what was going to happen but I was not expecting the outcome at the end of the book. The premise of this book is that the main character; William; during the war has met a magical fox named Franky Furbo. William believes with all his heart that Franky really exists and upon fin 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.
William believes with all his heart that Franky really exists and upon finding out that his own family doesn’t believe; he goes on a journey through his past to try and discover the truth.