Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CALICO JOE by John Grisham

Must admit I'm no baseball fan, but do typically enjoy John Grisham novels, so I decided to give his newest book a try. In spite of my naiveté about the sport, I did recognize the names of some baseball legends of that era.

This is the story of a young man's love of baseball. The novel is not a thriller, yet it moves right along at a brisk pace and was over before I knew it. It's a quick, easy read. Very much enjoyed the characters, and the interaction between father and son, although I'd like to have had move development of the boy's father.
Forgiveness, redemption and reconciliation all occur in this book. If you're only enamored of his legal thrillers, this one may strike out for you. Sorry, pun intended. It’s not filled with his usual tension, however, the back and forth story from the 1970's to present day works well and captures the essence of both periods. Worth reading for pure and simple entertainment.
—Gail Lewis

Product Details:
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st Printing edition (April 10, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385536070
ISBN-13: 978-0385536073

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