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Blockade Billy

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20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Rules of Baseball

Stephen King is hearing the eyewitness account of the amazing, but short-lived baseball career of rookie, William "Blockade Billy" Blakely, as you simultaneously overhear the conversation. The gruff baseball lingo of the New Jersey Titan's third base coach, George Gran...
Stephen King is hearing the eyewitness account of the amazing, but short-lived baseball career of rookie, William "Blockade Billy" Blakely, as you simultaneously overhear the conversation. The gruff baseball lingo of the New Jersey Titan's third base coach, George Grantham, or "Granny", takes you to the games and relates the highlights of the innings that bear telling.
To anyone who has ever seen a softball or baseball team in play, courtesy of Mr. King's storytelling ability, the action unfolds and comes alive compelling you to turn the pages.
You know all along that something is not quite right with Blakely, or King would not be interested in his tale of celebrity or why the record of his stats no longer exist, but you need to complete this consuming and sometimes melancholy novella to get the answers.
This is an easy read, but one should take in this tale slowly so as to capture and visualize the full effect.

posted by GailPFL on April 28, 2010

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13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the money

A good story - my bad for not looking at size of file to determine it was a short story and not a book - certainly not worth $7.99.

posted by jcNC on May 24, 2010

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