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I'm a big soccer fan and thought I would be a huge fan of this book, yet I did not find it engaging. The most interesting part of the book was the discussion of Jewish soccer teams as I was unaware of this history.
While I found the book informative, I was unable to find a theme that really tied it all together and it came across as disjointed. It seemed more like 10 long blog posts by someone who liked to travel and do research instead of an actual book.
 

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This book would be decent for someone who knows nothing of european soccer and does no research on the validity on most of the conclusions drawn in this book. I really wouldn't bother.

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I actually love this book. I am business nerd and a soccer fan. Put the two together and you get this gem of a book. The book also gives some insight into the lives of soccer hooligans.

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

A self-described neo-liberal yuppie lives out every neo-liberal yuppie's dream by visiting soccer hotspots across the globe, then profiting from writing a book about the experience. Foer delivers 10 ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Kara Huggard - Goodreads

This book started out strong, but it fizzled after the first two or three chapters. In fact, I didn't even read the last two chapters because I was beginning to find the reading to be somewhat of a ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Cory - Goodreads

A great little book of essays that makes you wonder why there aren't more like it, even if some of the observations smack of tourism. I dream of more books like this but suspect they are hard to ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

An amazing interpretation of one of the most popular sports in the world. Foer puts a new twist on a classic game. He delves deep into the game's roots, and explores its activity in countries all over ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Komodosam - Goodreads

American Barcelona supporter, Franklin Foer puts together some interesting ideas and snippets of football, which I was enjoying, and then all that was ruined by one sentence in his chapter on ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Damon - Goodreads

The author is very entertaining with his various stories that he has picked up in his travels, but for the most part, I found the book poorly researched and not concise in it's execution. He talks a ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Constance - Goodreads

this book ultimately fails to live up to its ambitious title. while it does contain a series of interesting vignettes about soccer from around the world that reflect some sort of social or political ... Read full review


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