Nancy's Reviews > Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players

Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis
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Jan 03, 2008

it was ok
Recommended to Nancy by: Gwen Gray
Read in January, 2007

** spoiler alert ** It took me MONTHS to read this, even though I loved it so much. I've just been busy. But I LOVED it.

And then I got to the end.

I was really disappointed in the end. Here was this amazing testament to the author's journey into the Scrabble world, complete with a heart-wrenching tale of Scrabble's humble start. Here were awesomely painted pictures of the various characters who make up the world of competitive Scrabble. Here were honest rants and raves and self-deprication based on a four digit number.

And then it was over. Abruptly. And I put it down and walked away. Angrily. This is the first book in a long time to get me super excited and then really not come through.
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