Monday, May 14, 2012

Calico Joe


I love a good baseball book.  I love a good baseball movie.  I love the sound of a baseball game on TV in the background  (as I'm usually reading a book). I love seeing a great Little League game.  But.... I have never been to a professional baseball game.   It's on my bucket list.

When I was in Jr. High,  and my brother was playing Little League,  my friend Kathy and I got to keep the stats in the announcer box.
So, I can understand, for the most part, all of the baseball lingo in most baseball books.  Which I think is a very good thing, because the only downside I can see to book about baseball are all the stats.  For some people, that is a killer.   If that  is the case with you, I don't think you should avoid this book for that reason alone, because in   Calico Joe, John Grisham writes as much  about nostalgia, relationships and forgiveness as he does dry statistics. 
I say 'dry' for the non-baseball people.  To baseball people, statistics are like manna from heaven.

John Grisham writes a good story.

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I can't wait to read this!

Lesa said...

This is on my "to-read" list on Goodreads. I am a Cardinals fan and have been to at least one game every year since 2004. I love going to MLB games. So much fun.

Pierce said...

I have so many books on my to-read section of Goodreads! It's nice hearing what others think of the books I am contemplating :-)

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