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Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
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Jan 27, 12

Read from January 26 to 27, 2012

As an American with minimal interest/familiarity with English football, I'm afraid this book was not for me (nor was it intended to be). Hornby's wit and clarity are still here, which made the book enjoyable even though I lacked the understanding of the game to follow his descriptions. He also manages to touch on some feelings common to all lovers of sport, regardless of their personal choice of game or team. The next time I'm invited to a party and I hesitate, knowing a particularly important game will be on that evening, I'll think of Hornby.

I do think my potential enjoyment of soccer (as it's called here in the States) will be heightened by the ideas and arguments brought forth in Fever Pitch. Still, and though Hornby remains one of my favorite novelists, it's just not my game and therefore not my book.
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