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The Professional by W.C. Heinz
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Jul 05, 10

Read in June, 2010

Published in 1958, The Professional is the best boxing novel ever writen. Heinz was a friend of Hemmingway and Elmore Leonard was his protege`. He developes his characters through dialogue, rather than through flowery prose that puts people to sleep.

The sad ending in no way takes away from Heinz' masterpiece.
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