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The Miracle of Castel di Sangro

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003

    Fun Story

    What a nice find. This is an enjoyable and entertaining story from cover to cover. Joe McGinniss artfully describes his Italian adventure in a breezy and descriptive manner. The characters in the tale, lead by Mr. McGinniss himself, are extremely interesting. And although by the end there are very few of these people we may still desire for friends (incuding the self-important author himself), they never fail to entertain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2003

    Totally engaging

    As a surgery resident, I find it difficult to make time to read non-medically related books. However, I started reading this book sort of by accident (after some encouragement by my soccer-playing boyfriend) and became completely engrossed in the world of Italian soccer and culture as presented through the eyes of Guiness and his chronicle of experiences in Castel Di Sangro. This is a great book that anybody would enjoy regardless of their level of interest in soccer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2001

    Funny and Entertaining look at the life of Italian Football

    Author takes a year long trip to a tiny and remote village in central Italy to follow the local team of football (soccer in the US) players. Along the way he comes into contact with all manner of Italian characters in an attempt to understand and document their unlikely success. The book is funny and entertaining, and you do not have to be a fan of Soccer to enjoy it (although it may help). The author befriends the entire team (almost) and becomes a celebrity in the small town as he tries to learn the language and culture behind the near sit-com cast of players. A joyful pageturner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 1999

    Almost as Wonderful as Watching a Soccer Game!

    I enjoyed each page of this book. I really felt like I was there. Joe is not the only crazy American soccer fan. This was so well written that I'm hoping for more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 1999

    Just buy the book !

    If you ever needed to understand why 'football' (as the rest of the world calls soccer), evokes such passion, commitment and dedication, look no further than this hysterical true story. Along with Nick Hornby's 'Fever Pitch', there is no better insight into The Beautiful Game. If you are an American intrigued by the world's biggest religion - buy it. If you're a European who wants to be reminded of why you fell head over heels in love with the world's greatest sport - buy it. Funny, insightful, and beautifully written.

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