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THE ART OF FIELDING

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An amiable, Middle American, baseball-centric coming-of-age tale.Henry Skrimshander seems bound for nowhere special, and fast. He's good enough out on the field, but not quite good enough for the Majors or the Ivy League; as he knows, "College coaches were like girls: their eyes went straight to the biggest, bulkiest guys, regardless of what those guys were really worth." Through good dumb luck ... Read full review

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A lovely read about coming of age and baseball. As some one who is not a fan of baseball and knows only the basics of the game, I was truly impressed with the detail and writing quality of the author. This allowed readers like me become completely enthralled within the book.
The main character, Henry Skrimshander displays all the insecurities of ourselves and of what may our future possess, our inner struggles. Pitted against social struggles such as the Mike Schwartz' and Owen Dunne'. In the end, what is it that we wish to accomplish?
This book highlights this conflict within ourselves. Should we please ourselves or should we please others. What will I be happy doing?
 

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Thoroughly enjoyable
Hard to describe. I was on such a great journey with all these very real and damaged characters, that I missed tube stops and cancelled plans just to read Harbach's realized slice
of east coast Americana. In order to top this on his next book he ll have to pull out something truly sensational. Well done Chad! 

Review: The Art of Fielding

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

This book had been on and off my to-read list a few times. There were some reviews I had read that had turned me off the book, mostly citing a bloated middle part, but I couldn't ignore the best-of ... Read full review

Review: The Art of Fielding

User Review  - Goodreads

This book had been on and off my to-read list a few times. There were some reviews I had read that had turned me off the book, mostly citing a bloated middle part, but I couldn't ignore the best-of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Roya - Goodreads

I'm going to miss each and everyone of the characters. I feel sad. I guess I'm mostly going to miss O's phrasing, O's cute phrasing: "You are skilled. We exhort you." Aren't they going to make this into a movie? It'll make heck of a movie. Just Saying. Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This tender campus novel about five individuals whose paths connect and cross--straight, not straight, diagonally, vertically, and sometimes horizontally, doesn't require you to like baseball ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fabian - Goodreads

UNBELIEVABLE. Baseball is, without a doubt, mega dull. But with near-perfect (actually more perfect than near-perfect) "The Art of Fielding," the passion in the hearts of five individuals will ... Read full review

Review: The Art of Fielding

User Review  - Goodreads

UNBELIEVABLE. Baseball is, without a doubt, mega dull. But with near-perfect (actually more perfect than near-perfect) "The Art of Fielding," the passion in the hearts of five individuals will ... Read full review

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