August 18, 2003

Summer reading. In my recent visits to bookstores, I've noticed four literary sports books, i.e., fiction about sports. I don't think I've seen that many before.
(Warning: Amazon links)
1. The Complete Office Golf (David Owen): since most people have to work at exactly the best golfing hours, and since when they're not working courses tend to be the most crowded, they need to find a way to bring their game to the office with them. But how? Owens supplies a fully illustrated, often hilarious instruction manual.
2. Bleachers (John Grisham!): Coming soon.
3. Tennis and the Meaning of Life: A Literary Anthology of the Game (Jay Jennings)

Anyone read these? I don't have time to read them all, so which one would you recommend to read first?

posted by worldcup2002 to culture at 01:30 PM - 5 comments

And the mystery 4th book is...?

posted by grum@work at 02:03 PM on August 18

Tishomingo Blues?

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:54 PM on August 18

Hahahaha. Obviously, the fourth book is so good, I can't even name it. And book 2 is hard to get recommendations on since it isn't out yet! I thought there were four, but I couldn't remember the fourth one.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:16 PM on August 18

Not read any of them, sorry. But then, I don't really read books 'cos I'm thick like.

posted by squealy at 04:25 PM on August 18

Elmore Leonard Kicks Ass.

posted by lilnemo at 03:44 PM on August 20

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