The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder

How to find a place to begin when you’re confronted with something that’s not like anything you’ve read before?  When you’ve been reading for nearly 50 years, this doesn’t happen all that often which doesn’t make starting any easier. I could say Chris Bachelder’s novel The Throwback Special is a book about sports, but like the other great sports books I’ve read, it’s not really about sports. … Continue reading The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder

Keeper by Mal Peet

In spite of the fact that I neither play nor watch sports, I really enjoyed a well written sports novel. There’s just something about the game when it’s rendered into a well told story that really gets to me. So it’s no suprise that I liked Keeper by Mal Peet. Keeper is the story of how a professional football player became a World Cup winning … Continue reading Keeper by Mal Peet