This book really made me think a lot of my late father, a huge baseball fan. It made me smile and touched on things that are close to my heart. The overall story is a good one, but if you are not a baseball person it could be a bit difficult to get into the beginning. I enjoyed it and it moved along quickly. Gotta love a good baseball story.
In the cold months between the World Series and Spring Training I sat down beside my fire place and read Calico Joe. Alas, I wish it could have lasted until spring, but couldn't put it down until I had read through to the last page....Great story I highly recommend it!
I felt I was THERE, in the story!
The narrator, the writer, because I identified with is character.
I laughed and cried! It really made me think about my own childhood and how we played baseball in the field at BBQ's or in the park on weekends, how I wanted to play 3rd base JUST LIKE MY DAD... I had a dream...
This story really showed me the behind the scenes relationship of pitchers and batters; their "rules".
Not really unless they were into details of baseball.
Focus on the characters instead of all the baseball stats
Maybe the emotional and physical damage a toxic person does to all he comes intact with.
No. I know the state of calico joe and the villain died(thank goodness--I wanted him to die)
I was emotionally affected when Calico joe had such a forgiving attitude--although it was great to hear, I don't think it was realistic.
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John Grisham step outside of his box and wrote a classic!! If you like baseball or if you don't this is a must read I know you will like it!!! This book is about a son who hates his father and his father plays Major League Baseball. He's a bad dad and a bad baseball player.. His sons favorite player is Joe Castle not his dad, Joe is a rookie who is on fire and breaking records left and right until he meets Warren Tracy!! This is a night a little boy will never forget!!! And thirty years later they will all meet again!!!! You won't put this book down...
I stopped reading Grisham books after the first few. This is not a typical Grisham book. What a great short book, about baseball in 1972, about father-son relationships, about leaving a legacy, about doing the right thing. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a short simple great book.
Retired RN High end of middle age or short end of old age! Adore Christian fiction, sci-fi fantasy, and mysteries.
If they are a baseball nut who likes drama.
The reader was all right.
Would not even watch it on TV. No Go to the theater.
I got this book on a whim, as it is one of the only books that the author has written that I had not read. I got it, but had low expectations because I really don't like baseball. This book is about a lot more than baseball. I really don't want to ruin this for anyone with a longer review. If you like the author, give this one a try, it's worth your time.
A story that you feel was from real life all the way through it. If I had known what the subject would be, I probably would not have bought it. I am glad I did, because it was a very good story and I did enjoy it.
When the family that could have had a lasting hate for the lead character came to his funeral.
I have not listened before
That is the perfect name
I did enjoy the book.