Warwick, RI, United States
Only to baseball fans. This book is not too kind to the uninitiated. But to those who love the game, this is a great get. You will hear about the longest game and how it relates to other games, feats, and players.You will hear about the hard work and the heartbreak of trying to make it to the majors.And You will hear about the spirit and attitude of Pawtucket.
The book does a great job of making you feel the players fatigue and frustration. At one point, it seems like the game is finally going to end, but it comes to nothing and the game has to keep going.
Overall nothing. A little too Just-The-Facts for my taste; but then again this is Baseball, so meh.
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Number One! Easy.
I haven't read that many books, so for now I will have to say Hunger Games. The sad, heart-gripping stories of kids taken from their parents, forced to grow up early to survive the "game" that the adults built for them.
All of them did great work. The emotions were palpable through the recording. Even the goofy future slang the kids used felt genuine. "Let's freeze these bugger-lovers."
I cried. Cried, cried, cried. Tried not to cry on the public bus. They put this kid through hell, and I'm right there with him.
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