Bang the Drum Slowly
U of Nebraska Press, 2003 - Fiction - 243 pages
Henry Wiggen, hero of The Southpaw and the best-known fictional baseball player in America, is back again, throwing a baseball ?with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family.? More than a novel about baseball, Bang the Drum Slowly is about the friendship and the lives of a group of men as they each learn that a teammate is dying of cancer.¯Bang the Drum Slowly was chosen as one of the top one hundred sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated and appears on numerous other lists of best baseball fiction. In the introduction to this new Bison Books edition Mark Harris discusses the making of the classic 1973 film starring Robert DeNiro, based on his screen adaptation of the book. Also available in Bison Books editions are The Southpaw, It Looked Like For Ever.
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Review: Bang the Drum Slowly (Henry Wiggen #2)User Review - Chris - Goodreads
The baseball season is just underway. What better time than now to pick up Bang the Drum Slowly? Harris' ball players are just the types you would expect to encounter in a clubhouse. They banter with ... Read full review
Review: Bang the Drum Slowly (Henry Wiggen #2)User Review - Fiona - Goodreads
It takes a little while to relax into the narrator's voice. But it's a rewarding journey once you do. Read full review