Thursday, November 6, 2014
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
The voice of a baseball announcer tells the Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella: "If you build it, he will come."
"He" is Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ray's hero.
"It" is a baseball stadium which Ray carves out of his cornfield.
Like the movie FIELD OF DREAMS that was made from this novel, SHOELESS JOE is about baseball. But it's also about love and the power of dreams to make people come alive…. From Goodreads.
This was okay. It was at times interesting but I think it would probably be better if you know something about baseball as the names of baseball players are all over the book and I guess all the names are the names of real baseball players.
I have never seen a game of baseball, it is a minor sport in Denmark and there are only a few teams. (I had to check the internet to see if we even had the game in Denmark at all).
This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection - Let's Play Jeopardy!
Crazy Challenge Connection A-Z Locations - 2014
CCC-Read your age
Nothing but Reading Challenges - 50 States Challenge