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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
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Dec 05, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: baseball
Read in December, 2011

I suggest reading the NY Times review. The baseball parts are OK, although this is more old fashioned college life (seemingly contemporary but without the social network overlay) than baseball.

Then there's the gay romance ... Some reviewers love the book and maybe they respond to this part. Others obviously hate the book and I think it's part of the reason. I'm for skipping those chapters.

Oh and there's lots of allusions so you can feel smart (or ignore them).

Yes, Virginia, English professors want to right novels that get good NY Times reviews.

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