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Il mio biliardo

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Che cosa hanno in comune Paul Newman, la Regina Madre d’Inghilterra e il popolo degli insonni disposti a seguire in televisione, fino all’alba, le silenziose evoluzioni delle palle colorate su un tappeto verde a tutto schermo? Semplice: una passione, la stessa che Mordecai Richler ha sempre nutrito e che in questo libro, il suo ultimo, si è deciso a raccontare. Convinto ch ...more
Paperback, La collana dei casi, 184 pages
Published 2002 by Adelphi (first published January 1st 2001)
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Fishgirl
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a deeply committed snooker fan. Last night I cried when Mark Williams won at The Crucible. We get it a day late or I'd have seen it live. My fantasy trip is 17 days in Sheffield. I play snooker. I play twice a week. In preparation for the watching the world championships last year, I had charts stuck up on the fridge door with the roster of games and eliminations and also short bios of the main players, most of whom I know more about than many of my own relatives. Uh, yeah. Sooooo, this is n ...more
Chris
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There aren't too many snooker books that write in the style of Mordecai Richler. His style is witty, sarcastic, and at times patronising.

In fact, you would think he was taking the michael out of the game's "characters" when reading this book.

The Snooker Scene, led by Clive Everton, is described as "Sandherdin" - in other words, a clique, there's great anecdotes darted around the book, and even Sheffield is given its own sarcastic take.

In fact, the first two words of the book are indeed taken u
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Stefano Solventi
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dei romanzi di Richler ho letto soltanto (e banalmente) La versione di Barney, trovandolo (ovviamente) irresistibile. Nient'altro, al momento. Però, dopo che un po' per caso (una bancarella di libri usati) mi è capitato tra le mani questo Il mio biliardo, presumo che un piano di recupero degli altri titoli sia inevitabile. Si tratta del suo ultimo lavoro, una raccolta di articoli o mini saggi para-monografici sullo snooker e i suoi campioni, sport di cui il buon Mordecai era un grandissimo appas ...more
Il Dottor John H. Watson gioca a nascondino con Sherlock Holmes
Solo Mordecai Richler può rendere interessante un libro che parla di uomini e di palle.
Davide Bertozzi
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Non è avvincente, è interessante. Si concentra sullo snooker e non sul biliardo in senso generico, come il titolo lascia intuire. Scritto in maniera impeccabile, questo libro racconta la storia di questo sport e dei suoi campioni, ognuno con le sue particolarità, con i suoi pregi e le sue manie. Richler è chiaramente uno scrittore di parte, che adora le giocate di Stephan Hendry e non ama il carattere di Ronnie O'Sullivan. In 180 pagine si legge dunque la storia dello snooker nella seconda metà ...more
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Mordecai Richler was a Canadian author, screenwriter and essayist.

His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997); his 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1990. He was also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's stories. .

The son of a Jewish scrap yard dealer, Richler was born in 1931 and raised on St.
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