Bang the Drum Slowlyby Mark Harris, Eric Simonson (Adapted by)
"BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY is more than just another novel about baseball. It is about friendship, about the
Henry Wiggen, hero of THE SOUTHPAW, became the best-known fictional baseball player in America. Now he is back again in BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY, throwing a baseball "with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family."
"BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY is more than just another novel about baseball. It is about friendship, about the lives of a group of men as one by one they learn that a teammate is dying. Henry's dead-pan, vernacular account of life in the dugout is refreshing, lively and often uproariously funny. His reactions to his doomed friend are poignant and profoundly touching." (The New York Herald Tribune)
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Mark Harris (1922-2007).
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Don't be turned off by the cover if you're not a baseball fan. The book is more enjoyable if you have some knowledge of the game, but it's not essential. It's a novel about an imaginary professional team, the New York Knights, in the 1950's, but baseball is just the setting. It's about living...and dying...and how the realization that we're all mortal changes everything. Written in the style of an average, less than eloquent man, it will make you laugh, make you think, and, quite possibly, make you cry.
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It's about baseball, before the need for salary caps. It's also a story about friendship and family. This is a very good book. I highly recommend it!