“The closest thing the game has to a literary masterpiece.”
“This book will be the gauge against which future [sports books] will be measured.…And it’s not just a hockey book; it’s a book about Canadians and what makes us tick.”
“The tale of hockey is told like never before. This is the hockey book of the decade, if not the century.”
“Dryden and MacGregor have penned a tremendous read.…you’ll be moved to take up skating again. Fans of hockey won’t be disappointed and fans of Canadiana shouldn’t miss it.”
“Go out right now and buy this book.”
(Guelph)From the Hardcover edition.
From the Inside Flap
In October 1983 Ken Dryden gave us what was called the best non-fiction book ever written about hockey ? The Game
. In that same month Roy MacGregor published what was hailed as the best novel ever written about hockey ? The Last Season
. In 1989 these two writers teamed up to write another extraordinary book: inspired by Ken Dryden?s major CBC-TV series on hockey, Home Game
takes us all the way from street hockey to the showdowns between Canada and the Soviets.
On publication, Home Game
shot to the top of the bestseller lists, establishing itself as must reading for every hockey fan. Not only was this lavish book with over 95 full-colour photographs popular among ordinary Canadians: book reviewers loved it.