The natural

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G.K. Hall, Oct 1, 1984 - Fiction - 361 pages
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An interesting tale by a great writer. - Goodreads
Character development was very good. - Goodreads
The movie's uplifting ending works. - Goodreads
The writing was great. - Goodreads
Malamud's writing is skillful. - Goodreads
The basic plot is quite similar. - Goodreads

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

I've read several Malamud novels but had never quite gotten around to this one. And it is really astounding. From the first scene with the amateur Roy Hobbs striking out one the leading sluggers in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Schneider - Goodreads

Movies are usually never as good as the book. The Natural is an exception. I saw the movie first and it is one of my favorites. Robert Redford is great (and great music by Randy Newman). It doesn't ... Read full review


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About the author (1984)

Bernard Malamud (1914-86) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for "The Fixer," and the National Book Award for "The Magic Barrel, "a collection of stories. Born in Brooklyn, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont.