Pound for Pound
He was seventy when that collection was published. He did not live to see the movie. He did not live to see this book in print. He had a bad heart. He carried his 900 page manuscript of Pound For Pound to the hospital when he went in for emergency surgery, ...more
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Excellent, a great American novel, and something to be revered as a classic in coming years. If they don't already, classes should teach this book alongside Steinbeck and do a compare/contrast sort of thing. Nostalgic for those with ties to boxing, but also deeply rooted in Texas and L.A. life, with a truly epic scope and int ...more
Voilà tout ce qui me vient au moment d'écrire deux ou trois mots sur ce livre. Il m'est tombé dessus tout auréolé de discours tapageurs. "Un livre sur la boxe écrit par un professionnel de la boxe, celui-là même qui a donné les grandes lignes de Million Dollar Baby".
Effectivement le livre a cette même veine, ses personnages rappellent ceux du film de Clint Eastwood, les techniques de boxe, celles du combat, celles de l'organisation des matchs... tout est préc ...more
With unexpected twists and even more unexpected emotional largesse, this unfinished novel stands toe-to-toe with some of the best writing on boxing. Pound for Pound reaches bookshelves four years after its author's death. Better known in the boxing world by his given name, Jerry Boyd, F. X. Toole came to the attention of most folks for his collection of short stories Rope Burns (2000). Published when Toole was in his 70s, a longer piece in the collection served as screenplay grist for Clint East...more
Underdogs, shady promoters, and fixed fights have left gifted boxer Eduardo "Chicky" Garza y Duffy ready to give up on his Olympic dreams to return home to the family ...more
Pound for Pound can certain inspire you from chapters to chapters, b ...more
There are flashes of brilliance here but some parts of the novel read like a first draft - because that's exactly what it is. The author died before he could finish it. Other people edited and prepared the manuscript for publication. Regardless, 'Pound for pound' is well worth reading for the wonderful characters, gritty writing style and pathos.