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
The movie's uplifting ending works. - Goodreads
The writing was great. - Goodreads
Malamud's writing is skillful. - Goodreads
The novel's darker ending also works. - 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  - Tom - Goodreads

The movie is better. No doubt about it. I remember as a kid seeing the credits at the end of the movie version and laughing that the film employed a "baseball consultant." What idiot doesn't needs a ... 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.