Reviewers tended to dismiss Blockade Billy
when they compared it to the sum of King's oeuvre, but they appreciated the book as a better-than-usual attempt to fictionalize the world of baseball. Readers with a more nostalgic take on the game will particularly enjoy King's evocation of the way it was played in 1957. And baseball-stats wonks will likely salivate over the mystery of what event could be so horrible that the Majors would efface the scorecard for all time. But other readers may wish to start with one of King's classics.
' ... suspenseful ... deftly executed ... with sharp spikes hoisted high and aimed at the jugular on the slide home' -- Publisher's Weekly on BLOCKADE BILLY 'America's greatest living novelist delivers his masterpiece.' -- Lee Child on UNDER THE DOME 'King's most purely entertaining novel in years ... utterly compelling.' -- John Connolly on UNDER THE DOME
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