Even the most diehard baseball fans don't know the true story of William "Blockade Bill ...more
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Huge baseball fan + Huge Stephen King fan = A killer of a baseball catcher and a horror of a story. Loved it!
Morality - 3 Stars
What would you do for $200,000 tax free? Check out what happens when Nora and Chad decide to fulfill an old man's evil last wish that turns their world upside down. Ok Bonus Story with an ending that left me unfulfilled.
(my 5 Star rating for the main event....Blockade Billy!)...more
For those who aren't baseball fans though, this book still contains enough of King's wonderful characters and dial ...more
I know now that I do not like reading about baseball. I am familiar with the game, but even I had a hard time following all of the lingo and action. To Stephen King's credit, the parts I did understand were vivid and easy to see, as usual, b ...more
Ok, now I hate being hard on Stephen King books, but this book confused me a bit. I am not a baseball person at all (any kind of sport really) and throughout alot of the story he is describing games. So much of that was over my head. I did love the conversational tone, as if Granny was telling the story to Uncle Stevie, and that did help a bit. Well, that's my only complaint there. Thought I was gonna trash it didn't ya? lol. I was pretty surprised by the twist and very much enjoy ...more
Blockade Billy es un relato que lo podría haber disfrutado mucho más si me gustara el Baseball, sin embargo, me resultó entretenido y me cautivó con ese final. Me encantó la narrativa en primera persona, también.
Luego tenemos al segundo cuento, Moralidad. Es una buena historia, te atrapa desde el inicio. Me pareció un poco inverosímil, ya que, en mi opinión, es muy exagerado; no obstante, es muy interesante por ser ...more
I'll admit, I haven't read much by King--The Stand, Dark Tower, Under the Dome, one or two others--so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I figured THE THING that got Blockade Billy erased from the record books would be something mor ...more
So, when hubby suggested I try this book, I shrugged and got started. I read the first 30 pages in one sitting, and was totally intrigued. Then, I found out there was another story included as well, which made me happier.
BLOCKADE BILLY: Tells the ...more
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"Blockade Billy" is another noble experiment by King. Rele ...more
But now, I much prefer writing non-fiction, although a big part of that is because it pays the bills ...more
"Blockade Billy" is a delightful little tale about baseball, told to Mr. King by an old baseball manager in a retirement home. It's about one player at least, and the events surrounding his playing career. King hits a home run here. There is a lot of baseball talk and game descr ...more
Blockade Billy is a novella at best and should probably be considered a novelette. The size, coming after “Under the Dome”, is a bit of a let down. But it is appropriate. Particularly in it’s hard-bound state. And you do get a trading card...
The story is told from the perspective of the Titans third base coach, George Grantham aka. Granny, telling the whole thing to Mr. King. The first bit of advise he gives him is ...more
Dat Stephen King een grote baseballfan is, is geen geheim. Maar waarom wil hij daar dan steeds maar opnieuw verhalen over schrijven? Die zijn stuk voor stuk stinklangweilig en ook de reden waarom dit boek in het Nederlands de titel van het eerste - veel kortere - verhaal gekregen heeft.
"Eenmalige zonde" was een vlot stukje literatuur over hoe een mens omgaat met zonde en was dit het enige verhaal geweest, het boek had zeker 3 sterre ...more
The short that is the namesake of the book , Blockade Billy, was one of the best short stories I have ever read. Starting wi ...more
So the question for me isn't whether this volume is too ...more
What is the secret behind Blockade Billy Blakely? What ...more