Too Far [NOOK Book]

Overview

A high school sportswriter gets wind of extreme hazing on the basketball team, and turns to city newsman Ben Mitchell for help. The two will discover just how far a town will go to get a state championship.
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Overview

A high school sportswriter gets wind of extreme hazing on the basketball team, and turns to city newsman Ben Mitchell for help. The two will discover just how far a town will go to get a state championship.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Most of New York Daily News columnist and ESPN commentator Lupica's work, fiction (Red Zone, etc.) and nonfiction (Summer of '98, etc.), is grounded in the world of sports. This thriller/mystery tells of a high school basketball team whose winning season is threatened by the murder of its manager, Bobby Ferraro, and allegations of sadistic initiation rites. Former sportswriter and television commentator Ben Mitchell has quit the business and retired to self-imposed exile in South Fork, his Long Island hometown, after one of his columns exposed a coach's lies about his war record, which led to the coach's suicide. Ben spends his days reading newspapers, watching television and endlessly rehashing his responsibility for the coach's death. When novice sportswriter Sam Perry, a high school senior, shows up with what looks like a sensational story, Ben finds his old reporting juices flowing again. Soon the two of them are crashing around town investigating Ferraro's murder, angering the citizens of South Fork, who want nothing to interfere with their team's climb to the state championship. Real-life news reports of out-of-control hazing by high school sports teams give Lupica's tale a ripped-from-the-headlines thrill, but the slow pace and predictable plot may tire readers not fascinated by the sports angle. Agent, Esther Newberg. (Jan.) Forecast: Lupica's many fans will like this one, but don't look for interest among general thriller readers. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
the death of a high school basketball coach and rumors of violent hazing, a washed-up newspaperman finds himself recruited to discover what's really up with the team. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The famed sportswriter turns to high-school basketball for his latest and shows he's got some game. Famed fictitious sportswriter Ben Mitchell has packed it in. As the direct result of a story he wrote, a man is dead, by suicide, and so the hair-shirted Mitchell is in self-exile in South Fork, Long Island, his hometown, where he's spent the past six months trying to get used to the idea that he's an ex-famed sportswriter, trying to convince himself there are vocational alternatives even for a born reporter. Not easy. In fact, for him, not possible, as he learns when young Sam Perry seeks his help. Young Sam, a senior at South Fork High as Mitchell was before him, has stumbled onto a story that scares him. And well it should. It has to do with the unsolved murder of Bobby Ferraro, manager of the South Fork High School basketball team, seen by some as the nation's best. Bobby's death, Sam has reason to believe, might be related to murky behavior (think Deliverance) involving star players. In South Fork, a town emotionally invested to the hilt, investigative journalism aimed at the beloved Hawks is an invitation to a ride on a rail. Sam knows that. So does Mitchell. Ink-stained wretches that they are, however, neither can resist. Lupica (Red Zone, 2003, etc.) hasn't exactly shot the lights out here-plotting goes a bit loose toward the end-but the story is timely and competently told. Agent: Esther Newberg/ICM
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101191842
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 276,566
  • File size: 312 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica is the author of fifteen books, most recently Red Zone. His columns for the New York Daily News are syndicated nationwide, and he is a regular on ESPN's The Sports Reporters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Sux

    The book talks about sex and there are swares every page. I would say that this book because of its sexual content,drugs,and swares i think u should be 12 and up to read this. The plot is predictable and not a very good one. If u think this is one of the many great books that mike lupica has written ur wrong. Honestly i dont think he wrote this book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    CookieIII

    If you like Mike Lupica, then dont read this book, you'll be dissapointed, its sexual, and has a TON of swares, definitely not a classic Mike Lupica, actually, not a Mike Lupica AT ALL. If i could i would give it -9999999999999999 stars- Great fail Mike Lupica!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Top story

    I thought it was a very interesting andtrue book i liked it alot.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2011

    okay

    this is not my favorite book my this author... i think that mike lupixa has had better books.... like heat 4 instance!!! that was probs the best book i have ever read!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    J

    It says the f word on every page so far and ive only read the sample. I like mike lupica, but the bad words make it a bad book. Im not buying the book. I wish i could trash the sample.l wish i could put 0 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Book

    Just reading the sample it say the f word not for kids

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    I havent read it yet but im goin to!! LOL!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Awesome

    The vbook was really good and i wod revomend it to every one

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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