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Hiding Behind Thunder Paperback – June 11, 2011
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Having gone to my first NASCAR "Cup" race in 1963 (World 600) I was interested in how one of the first Superstars of the sport, 'Fireball' Roberts was depicted in the book "Hiding Behind Thunder."
Of course, the character of Fireball (I say "character" as this is, after all, a fiction book) comes well into the story. The story itself has moved well along before any sort of racing is introduced.
By the time some of the racing stars of the era are depicted, the reader has followed along and is well involved in the story and wondering how this story will turn next. The reader does not have to know anything at all about any form of racing to enjoy the story. In fact, a non-race fan might just might be inspired to read some more about these actual persons who are so well depicted in this book.
The main character, Davey Sutherland finds himself as far away from home as the money in his pocket can get him by bus. Davey finds himself in a place that is definitely not California, and instead of midget cars, like his grandpa had raced before Davey was born, they race big bulky street cars: "stock car racing" they call it. Davey has stumbled into a new world trying to escape his old life.
Davey finds a world that will accept him for what he does, and not what his name is or who his family was. And while forging his new life, he finds, by accident, a true passion: racing stock cars.Read more ›
I would highly recommend this book because it is so much more than a story about racing it is about a young man and the choices he was forced to make a difficult time in his life and how his life changed because of those chooses.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Oh, yes! Yes, yes. It should be made into a movie by (the young man who played "Richie Cunningham".) He would film it just as it was written. Read morePublished 17 months ago by E. Ann Harter
Excellent story, painting a great picture of Nascar in 1963-64. Particularly liked the portraits painted of Fireball Roberts and Joe Weatherly.Published on May 20, 2013 by TFD
I liked the book except the cover which is dark and hides the race cars . The author kept up a suspense through out the book and created good characters that were believable and... Read morePublished on November 20, 2011 by oliver lawmaster
This is a fun book. I was hard to put down. NASCAR is the backdrop for the mystery. And is well written and especially holds your interest. Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by M. S. Willis