Bleachers

Bleachers

by John Grisham
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Bleachers by John Grisham

High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty.

Now, as Coach Rake's "boys" sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake - or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach - and himself - before he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high.

JOHN GRISHAM played (at times) quarterback for the Chargers of Southaven High School, Southaven, Mississippi. He was not an All-American.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375433306
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication date: 09/09/2003
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

Hometown:

Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1955

Place of Birth:

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Education:

B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981

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Bleachers 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 334 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait to get my hands on Bleachers. Grisham is the best author of all time. my family reads everything he writes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a waste of time and money.I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.it sucked
Guest More than 1 year ago
It took me about a week and a weekend to finish Bleachers, a 176 page book. Normally reading 176 pages would take me about 2 days maximum. I don't know why but I just couldn't get into Bleachers. I like football but the story didn't really seem to have a plot it was just the story of a guy who used to play football and is now coming back to town because his coach is in the process of dying. I guess it shows how strong, but hidden are the friendships of the team. How they all went their separate ways after high school but when are called back to the town they can just sit and reminisce about the "good ole' days" when they were on the best team in Spartan history.
D-Swan More than 1 year ago
What i realy like about this book is not just that it's about football, but becuase it shows things about people that they do but do not see. Howthey get so careless all they want to do is hurt someone, or how we dwell on things. I realy liked how the coach pushed and pushed, until he was fired. It truely shows how he feels about his passion for football. He loved football so much if someone died becuase of him he would go on. Anyone who says this it's not worth picking up, needs to check themselfs. I highly recommend this book to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will get your attention form the beginning. The book¿s name is Bleachers by John Grisham. The genre of this book is sports fiction. Bleachers is about old football players that come back to their home town and share the latest scuttlebutts and memories I liked this book because it kept my attention thought the whole book by using cool stories and good vocabulary. John Grisham played football for a Southern Mississippi high school football team. I would give this book a five out of five ratting. What will you give this book?
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Short, can be read in one day or less. It spans the nature of those we knew in our grown yup years. Reminds me a lot of my own athletic career. The last 30-40 pages had be in tears to the extent that my shirt was soaked when i finished the book. Got me to read more of Grisham which i had not done before.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Grisham, I have loved your books. But this is the first I hated. Thankfully it was only 134 pages. It lacked any plot, intrigue and substance. Not worth the time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book that I read was called Bleacher. The author of this book is John Grisham. John Grisham was played quarterback for the Chargers of his High School in Southaven, Mississippi. That’s why he wrote this book. This book is about a guy named Neely Crenshaw who is divorced and was an all American quarterback in high school. Neely Crenshaw has been gone from Messina for fifteen years. He and his fellow teammates returned to Messina to bury his old football coach, Coach Eddie Rake who molded the Messina Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now his son is the new football coach, and the whole community is there to replay games and relive old memories. The point of this book was to entertain the reader about somebodies football life.  The author is trying to us his life story about what happen in his life. This book is about his life story and what happen during it when he was in high school. The book was really out of order. The author could have explained the characters a little more. The author could have wrote it in chapters rather than write the chapters as days. The author could also do is write the story better in third person. The people I would recommend this book to people who like sports books. The audience would need to know a little bit of football and some rules of going to college.  The audience would also need to know about what happens during life stories.
lorrdel More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was very different, but a good one. If you do not like high school football in a small town, this book may not be to your liking. It does have a few sad moments, but very well written.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book “The Bleachers” is about an all American high school football team. Their coach Rake is dying. If you would steep one foot on his field you would get yelled at so much you would wish u didn’t do it. At the beginning of the practice season he would make the players run the track and they had to run at least 21 laps. If they couldn’t run at least 21 laps they would be taken off the track and they could go back the next day and try again. He was a coach that didn’t like his linemen big and fat. Neely Crenshaw was a quarter back and everyone loved him. When he left for college everyone in the town missed him. He swierd he would never go back to that town as long as his couch was alive. He finally comes back to the field and sits on the bleachers with some of his buddy’s. Their names were Paul, silo, and him. Lots of people were at the field siting on the bleachers talking about their times playing for coach rake. Rabbit turned on the lights and kept them on until couch rake was dead. There was another quarter back there that took Neels number 19 when Neely graduated. He ran 81 laps and set a new school record. It thought the book was really interesting because I like sports and they are just waiting for coach rake to die. I also thought the book was thrilling because you can picture how he ran the players and how he yelled at them to make them a better team. It is taken place in a fictional town called macina. To learn about the last part of the book you can check it out at your school library or you can buy the book.
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I always related John Grisham with lawyer thrillers (The Client, The Pelican Brief ect.) but this one surprised me. I read it when someone I worked with had it & loaned it to me. I was enthralled from the get-go, especially when at the time I read it my 10 year high school reunion was right around the corner. While it was in paperback at the time I read it, I purchased it on E-book for my Nook. It's as good now as it was when I read it 9-10 years ago. All the characters were very easy to relate to. It's a good story about fallen glory & regrets, and most importantly, forgiveness. All in all this book is right up there with Friday Night Lights when it comes to football, especially high school football.
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