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Ice Time: A Tale of Fathers, Sons, and Hometown Heroes Paperback – September 24, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
His description of the shifting climes of Methuen since his HS
days are particularly insightful. Just when you are enjoying the
book, though, Atkinson tends to interject some borderline
self-promotional prattle about his own hockey stats or die-hard toughness. The stats are irrelevant, and the toughness, if relevant, should be self-evident.
Overall on a scale of 1-10, a hat trick shy of perfect.
Suddenly, things began to change, as I was now embedded in the author's autobiography of his past hockey and athletic exploits! He makes a very clear statement in the beginning that he doesn't want to be back in his high school years, but simply remember them. Oh, he does remember everthing and anything, and certainly lets the reader know of his dauntless exploits. Who really cares how many goals he scored on a frozen pond playing against a bunch of kids, or popping in nine goals in a pickup game with a senior group pretty much out of shape, or being one of the three stars in the annual JV intersquad scrimmage! Give me a break.
Atkinson managed to work his way into his old high school with the pretense of collecting background for his book. What he did was to live vicariously through this new Ranger team and maybe better his own team record of 5-15-1. He committed the inexcusable error of a writer; allowing your own life to intermingle and become part of what you were trying to write about.
As for the team, too bad Atkinson created an almost Neanderthal mentality and impression of these boys. The naive reader might think this is what hockey is all about, but what a terrible injustice to a group of athletes.Read more ›
Mr. Atkinson follows the trials and tribulations of a high school hockey team in a Massachusetts town. I coach high school age boys and Mr. Atkinson has got it right. From the stale smell of a high school locker room to the angst of young love.
I appreciated his attention to detail. In one chapter he describes small town life while on a run through town. This was perfect.
There have been many fine books written about high school sports ("Friday Night Lights", "Fall River Dreams", "In These Girls the Heart is A Muscle") "Ice Time" has joined the club.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got through the first 35 pages of this book and really couldn't take it anymore, I mean who cares. Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by Kathleen
The book arrived early, but not in as good of a condition as hoped for. The book is great and a fast read.Published on October 26, 2010 by TMR
The book arrived within the time advertised, with the book somewhat more worn than I had hoped, but was still in good condition, and a very enjoyable read.Published on April 18, 2009 by G.Z. Morrill
I guess I would be a bit bias, but this amazingly discriptive narrative really pulls you in to the book. Read morePublished on January 31, 2007 by A. Dezenzo
This is a terrific memoir connecting three threads: the author's youth playing hockey, his work as a volunteer coach for his old high school hockey team, and his efforts to... Read morePublished on December 20, 2006 by John Sheirer
I don't really know what the Conn Smythe Trophy is- only hear them mention it during hockey highlights on TV. I never played hockey and I'm not a huge fan of the sport. Read morePublished on January 23, 2004 by Chris Roehm
To borrow from and old song, that's what this book made me think about.
I'm from Buffalo, and was a goalie. Read more
I enjoyed this book for the local New England flavor more than the hockey theme.
My one complaint-Ozzy Osbourne's name is spelled incorrectly. Read more
My Irish mom, still back in Methuen with a few of my siblings, would surely cringe at me being referred to as the "Big, tough French guy" on page 31 of this fine book. Read morePublished on June 18, 2002 by Herve Pelletier