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Posted October 10, 2005
This was an easy, enjoyable read. A good sense of humor throughout, but with a few sentimental family moments that made me really like the characters. Whether you are a baseball fan or not, this story appeals to anyone who appreciates the small, American town and the enthusiasm of a bunch of regular people working together to achieve a dream. I look forward to reading more from this new author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 14, 2005
Trolley Dodgers is a deliciously absurd work of fiction. It is multi-genred and could easily be classified as a hybrid sort of comedy that shakes hands with romance, American sports history, and inspirational narrative. Contained within its wild and outrageous plot are characters and details that make you laugh, cry, and hope with equal measure. In as much as Trolley Dodgers is a make-believe story about Mid-Western could-have- beens that are dream-chasing, it also serves up a hysterical side dish of social commentary about the United States. Set in a ¿college town¿ in Indiana, the novel introduces the reader to various imaginary organizations whose sole purpose is to protest anything and everything, including the hypothetical hot dogs that might someday be sold at the Major League ball park if the dream-chasers capture their dream. These parodies on the politics and social wars that so often polarize American progress leaves the reader in hysterics. Perhaps the biggest, unexpected surprise is that the heroines of the novel include an independent, self-sufficient Mary Kay Sales Director named Kate and a sports-car-driving, race-winning grandma named Roxy. What could be more fantastically unpredictable than a woman in a pink power suit who is hired to raise the money to bring the L.A. Dodgers to Bloomington, Indiana? Or a flower-print-dress wearing grandma that bakes pies and races cars? Trolley Dodgers is well worth the read. It will satisfy all types of readers- those looking for a quick fun escape into an imaginary adventure and those looking to poke a little fun at the social climate of contemporary politics in the U.S.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 4, 2005
I was privileged to read a pre-release copy of Trolley Dodgers. This is a story that will appeal to a diverse group of readers ¿ men and women, young and old, sports fanatic and romance lover. It made me laugh out loud and, at times, it made me cry. You¿ll become so caught up with the characters and their lives that you¿ll wish the story could go on. This is an inspirational tale of what happens when a group of people strive for a dream that¿s bigger than anything they ever imagined. It¿s a fresh, poignant and funny glimpse of life in a college town in middle America. Trolley Dodgers is an easy read that¿s sure become one of your favorites and will certainly put this new author on the best seller list.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.