I loved this book from beginning to end. In fact I was sad when it ended. I was immersed in this book which has so much depth and meaning that is often lacking in novels. The writing style is such that I quickly was invested in the characters and the story. Meaning runs far deeper than the existential crisis of both characters. The book caused me to reflect on our lost values, it made me question the hero worship of our sports stars, and has made me question the lost values in our society. Both characters had fatal flaws reminiscent of a greek tragedy, and those flaws wove the tapestry of their lives. I was so immersed in the book that I felt sorry for both characters, and developed my own love /hate relationship with them. This book is so much more than a novel about baseball and lost culture, but resonates with all of us as we struggle watching so many people addicted to their superficial digital worlds. I loved the historical references in the book which just added an additional layer of depth for me. I seriously felt like a part of this story every time I curled up to read. It was quick moving and easy reading but so very meaningful.
I rarely rate a book five stars but I would rate this one ten stars if I could. I cannot say enough good about this book but plan to read it again and will discuss it with many.