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Johnny Carbone is a 17 year old Australian Rules Footballer with talent, but unable to quite pull it all together to take that talent to the next level. A book about coming of age, the relationship between fathers and sons, working out who you are and a homage to the glories and passion of sport.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published 2009 by Vulgar Press
(first published January 1st 2001)
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I think this suffered from being read on the heels of a similarly themed book [Game Day] and Johnny Carbone is in some ways like Ant - son of a team's former champion. This was a quick and easy read and the 'footy nouse' was believable, but Johnny's dreams and the Tassie tiger less so ...more