Fool on the Hill

A Novel

Paperback, 400 pages

English language

Published Dec. 8, 1997 by Grove Press.


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4 stars (9 reviews)

5 editions

Worth a Reread

3 stars

I rarely reread books but Fool on the Hill is an old favorite; first read when I was 19 or 20, loved it, reread a couple of times in my 20s. Matt Ruff became a favorite author and I've read and enjoyed most of his subsequent novels.

I decided to reread Fool again (after enjoying Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow) and what a difference 30 years makes! I still love it and would still recommend it to aspiring writers, but it's definitely an artifact of the 80s, and definitely a first novel.


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