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Basketball Diaries Ages 12-15 Paperback – April 1, 1981


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Mm) (April 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553248952
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553248951
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,820,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 1999
in basket ball diaries jim carroll captures the unbearable truth of life as a heroin addict on the streets on new york city...i was completely taken away by the events he described...his word completely mesmorized me...i was captured by his writing....his words imspire the writer in me!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven J. Conifer on November 21, 1999
In THE BASKETBALL DIARIES, Jim Carroll not only renders easily imaginable (and easily sympathized with) adversities- insecurity, addiction, melancholy, self-loathing, fear, identity crises- to which thousands of American youths are subjected daily, but demonstrates a vast capacity for proficient writing, the sort which swallows the reader's attention like a shark might devour a minnow and holds it long after the last sentence has been read. A phenomenal work! I enthusiastically recommend it to all.
(Also recommended: CATCHER IN THE RYE, by J.D. Salinger; ON THE ROAD, by Jack Kerouac; JOHN BARLEYCORN, by Jack London; CAT'S CRADLE, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO DOORS, by Roddy Doyle; BIG SUR, by Jack Kerouac.)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark Ryan Steed on December 2, 1999
jim carrol's work brings you into his life of new york city and an addict's fragments of hell. his life story in the basketball diaries tells a tale very few writers could put to page in the way he has; it is a great book in which shows the raw truth on page and recommend to everyone.
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1 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 1, 1999
the basketball diaries is nothing more than the story of one man and his hardships. There are thousands of stories not unlike Pete Carrol's and although this was well written, is is nothing more than a diary. true writing can be more respected when it is fictional, showing there is an obvious creative process. this is not creative
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