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Saved by Jack Falla
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Jul 15, 2008

it was ok

I took a two-month reading break this spring because I was busy watching the NHL playoffs. So what was the first book I read post-Stanley Cup finals? This novel about a professional hockey player.

Anyway, Falla's novel is diverting enough. There are too many cliches, and I couldn't quite tell if he was aiming the book at sports fans or neophytes ... one annoying element is that the narrator (a goalie for the Boston Bruins) feels the need to explain almost every sports reference he makes. So when he tells you he's been nominated for the Vezina Trophy, he painstakingly tells us that this is awarded to the best goalie and provides a history lesson on the life of Georges Vezina, whom it was named for. Dude, I know.

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