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Cold-Cocked: On Hockey

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Cold-cocked is the first book to explore a woman's way of watching the game poet Al Purdy called a "combination of ballet and murder." Written by author and born-again hockey aficionado Lorna Jackson, Cold-cocked looks at hockey through a woman's eyes and heart but is written with a sportswriter's energy and rigor and a hip cultural critic's cynicism and wit.
ebook, 208 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by Biblioasis (first published September 1st 2007)
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Keith
Feb 20, 2009 Keith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Cold-cocked: On Hockey is by Victoria author and creative writing professor, Lorna Jackson. I really enjoyed it, she takes a woman's pov to the game, mixes in the WW2 history of her father, a long love affair with the Canucks, complete disdain for Ron Mclean and the CBC media machine, problems with age, children and family, and wraps it up in a compelling story that always reminds us why hockey is the great game. Plus she used to sing in a country band - how could I resist?

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Gabrielle
Jan 28, 2009 Gabrielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my many love affairs with the UVic Creative Writing department stems from the sexy faculty and their love for hockey. I LOVE Lorna Jackson for writing a beautiful book about women hockey fans. My lovely experience with this book falls shortly behind watching a Canucks game with Bill Gaston. Everyone at UBC hates hockey and generally think I'm a freak but I know there is love behind a small payment to BC Ferries.
Michele DeShaw
Sometimes the best books are the ones you encounter by accident. This is one of those: a woman's memoir, not revolving around hockey exactly, just with hockey as the motif. She lives relatively remotely on Vancouver Island and takes the ferry to Vancouver to watch the Canucks. My dream life! (I would add watching the Royals in Victoria.)
TheTyee.ca
According to Lorna Jackson in her new book Cold-Cocked: On Hockey, we must read hockey like a good short story. We have to see the games as scenes, and the players as characters, actions as words -- a booming slapshot, an impossible deke, a body sacrificed against a blocked shot, a meaty fist upside an unsuspecting head.

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Katie
I haven't read this yet, but it sounds like this woman beat me to publication on the book I've been writing for six years! *L* Although this would not be my book's title!
Sarah
Mar 17, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book. I found myself saying "yes, exactly!" out loud a number of times. Good to see a Western Canadian hockey book.
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