On Snooker : the Game and the Characters who Play it

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Knopf Canada, 2002 - Snooker - 224 pages
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From his youthful days as a poolroom hustler, playing truant from Baron Byng High School, Mordecai Richler remained a snooker devotee. Here, in his inimitable style, he delves into that eccentric world with pith and perception. Outrageously funny, passionate and thoroughly researched on snooker tables from Montreal to Dublin, On Snooker takes us on an entertaining journey through the story and world of snooker, and introduces us to the game’s great players and bad boy champions. It is a book that lovers of great sports writing will cherish, from a masterful storyteller.

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User Review  - kencf0618 - LibraryThing

Love the cover photo of the Queen Mum playing snooker. I know naught of the game; I don't even know how my father came to have this book on his desk; but it's my introduction to Mordecai Richler. Read full review

On Snooker: A Brilliant Exploration of the Game and the Characters Who Play It.

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The recently deceased Richler (Barney's Version) was an internationally renowned novelist with a lifelong passion for snooker, an offshoot of billiards. This is his personalized general ... Read full review


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Mordecai Richler is the author of ten novels, and numerous essays and screenplays. In his lifetime, he won two Governor General’s Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, among others. He was also a Companion of the Order of Canada. Mordecai Richler passed away in Montreal in July 2001.

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