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Invincible, Indiana

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Dale Cooper arrived in tiny Invincible, Indiana determined to coach his way to a better job. He never bargained for a clueless principal, a bitter star, a racist point guard, and a town fiercely proud of 49 consecutive seasons of finishing exactly .500. When it becomes apparent to Dale that neither the town nor his players have any interest in winning, he devises a way to ...more
Kindle Edition, 257 pages
Published (first published November 3rd 2011)
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Oct 03, 2016 Spectre rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was a county wide reading selection that shed some light on the continuing debate regarding the classification championships used by Indiana in basketball (and some other team sports). The author is an obvious proponent of the single championship that ended in 1997. (Since I agree with the author, I put forth this rhetorical question: Why not a similar classification for other sports such as swimming?) Anyway, I found the writing simplified and the story a close version of "Hoosiers" and ...more
Nov 16, 2016 Benjamin rated it did not like it
Propaganda written to a small audience on a small issue in the middle of a narrow portrayal of high school life.
Tina Denson
Just in time for the tournament, this is Hoosier Hysteria come to life. More importantly Dunlevy touches on the inner workings of small town America and what sometimes happens when you never leave home. It is also a fairytale where the magic of the game can slay the big bad dragons ..racism, status quo, atrophy, fear. As unrealistic and poetically waxing as this book was at times I truly liked it and I miss, the single tourney and the dream of what it stands for in small gyms, playgrounds, dirt ...more
Dec 07, 2011 Brad rated it really liked it
Fantastic read. It's intelligent, unpredictable, and altogether hard to put down. I've been following the author since he started a local Indiana sports blog and while his blogging skills are second to none it's great to see him take his writing to a new level with this very enjoyable novel. I highly recommend it.
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