Budd Schulberg's celebrated novel of the prize ring has lost none of its power since its first publication almost fifty years ago. Crowded with unforgettable characters, it is a relentless expose of the fight racket. A modern Samson in the form of a simple Argentine peasant is ballyhooed by an unscrupulous fight promoter and his press agent and then betrayed and destroyed by connivers.
Mr. Schulberg creates a wonderfully authentic atmosphere for this book that many critics hailed as even better than What Makes Sammy Run?
The narrator poured life into the characters. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I am surprised(and disappointed) that this book is still not rated.
While the book is in itself a classic piece of writing,the narrator made it atleast 10 times more enjoyable through versatility in which he gave voices to characters.