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Bang the Drum Slowly by Mark Harris
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Jan 25, 2011

it was amazing
Read from January 20 to 25, 2011

I loved this book. I borrowed it from the library to begin with but then bought it so I can reread it whenever I want. It is mainly about a young man with a terminal illness but it is mostly about living: about getting perspective, understanding and forgiving others, pulling together and being a friend.

The New York Mammoths are now "my favorite baseball team ever" :D. The first person narration was done so well that I know and like the Mammoths players and coaches better than any of the real-life ones I follow through the media, and their games and season were more memorable.

The long passage where Henry Wiggen talks to his catcher about brains and confidence was brilliant; and it was one of only many parts that made me know I will read this book again.
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