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Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story Hardcover – May 1, 2009
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Since Vinnie did not participate in the development of this book the author depends entirely on historical quotes... and on countless occasions many sentences and paragraphs include numerous quotes from multiple individuals... and many times the same section has more than one quote from the same individual... IN NO LOGICAL SEQUENCE... and the reader becomes dumbfounded as to which quotes came from which individuals. At times such as these the flow of the story comes to a standstill as the reader literally scratches his head and tries to figure out who said what.
There are also numerous typos and/or sentences that just don't make sense. Such as page forty-eight when the author writes: "IT WOULDN'T HAVE GONE THROUGH THE (BROOKLYN) FENCE." "MUSED CAMPANELLA. MIGHT HAVE GONE THROUGH IT, THOUGH." Huh?? Or on page ninety-nine "THE KID YOU'D LIKE TO SEE RINGING YOUR DOORBELL WHEN YOU DAUGHTER STARTS DATING." There are also important historical mistakes such as the stating that in 1966 Koufax won his third straight Cy Young award. That is incorrect.Read more ›
Unfortunately, it was one of the most disappointing books I can remember reading. It is only the 3rd book in my life that I returned to the store; the writing was that poor; the information that uninteresting. Very little insight into Vin; very little if any time was spent by the author with Vin. The writing was amateurish (and as you can tell, I am certainly not a great writer, so for me to think "amateurish", well...). The story bounced all over the map - - I had no clue where the next paragraph was going to go because it was often unrelated to the paragraph before. Incomplete sentences and incomplete thoughts abound in this book.
I have since found out that Mr. Scully did not authorize this book, nor did he have much participation in the book. But then, that was obvious to anyone reading the book.
I rarely review items, but again, this one was so bad and disappointing and such a waste of time, I felt I should share.
Hold off on buying this until the problems are corrected.
Vin Scully's story deserves a better tell than this one. It is a very slow read. The editor's let this one go by without a good proofread.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a huge Dodger fan of almost 30 years, I was excited to read this book as Vin's final season approaches. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeremy Alan Cating
Gosh I heard Red Barber announce the games on radio until he went to the Yankees... and Vin Scully then became my link to the Bums visibly until TV and he graced the air with his... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Karen Kohr-Blinn
Does not do justice to the man's talents or his 60 plus years of work.Published 3 months ago by LMULION
I ran into the author in at a hotel in Chicago and told me about his book . Wonderful individual. Have not finished the book but if you are a Dodger fan or even just a baseball... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dr M.
terrible! the style of writing is very irksome--overuse of quotations---this could have been a very interesting book since the subject matter is Vin Scully and there is nothing... Read morePublished 11 months ago by The Hikemaster