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Calico Joe by John Grisham
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May 11, 12

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Read in May, 2012

This is the second book I've read recently using a "what if?" structure to define a career in baseball. Read in almost one sitting, I found the writing smooth and the characters believable, but without giving away any of the plot, it addresses an ethical point that is constantly disputed when a batter is hit by the ball and given his base. Like all of Grisham's books, this is extremely readable and portrays his trademark sense of decency and heart, but if the reader is looking for a Grisham thriller, this is not for them. He loves baseball, a fact he's demonstrated in earlier books and interviews, and has a deeper knowledge of the game than most. Like his maligned Painted House (which I loved) the focus here is on baseball and for those of us who love the game, it is a winner.
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Robin Garson If you like baseball books, you might want to check out A Pitch For Justice. I enjoyed the courtroom drama very much. It looks at a criminal prosecution against a Phillies pitcher who throws a pitch that hits a batter in the head with fatal results.


Kasa Cotugno Thank you for the suggestion. I'm putting it on my list.


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