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On Snooker

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From his first days as a poolroom hustler playing truant from Baron Byng High School at the Rachel Pool Hall, Mordecai Richler has remained a snooker devotee. In his inimitable style, he delves into the fascinating world of snooker with pith and perception.

But On Snooker is not just a lifelong fan's memoir. It is a brilliantly entertaining history of the game and an accoun
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ebook, 224 pages
Published April 30th 2010 by Vintage Canada (first published January 1st 2001)
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Non è avvincente, è interessante. Si concentra sullo snooker e non sul biliardo in senso generico, come il titolo lascia intuire. Scritto in maniera impeccabile, questo libro racconta la storia di questo sport e dei suoi campioni, ognuno con le sue particolarità, con i suoi pregi e le sue manie. Richler è chiaramente uno scrittore di parte, che adora le giocate di Stephan Hendry e non ama il carattere di Ronnie O'Sullivan. In 180 pagine si legge dunque la storia dello snooker nella seconda metà ...more
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Mordecai Richler was a Canadian author, screenwriter and essayist.

His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997); his 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1990. He was also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's stories. .

The son of a Jewish scrap yard dealer, Richler was born in 1931 and raised on St.
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