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I really like this book and I would recommend it to anyone who is a sports fan.
You sort of get the sense that if Malamud watched the movie he might be thinking "Dammit, that's what I wanted to do with the story!"
"The Natural" is a story filled with metaphors as it follows the life of a baseball player named Roy Hobbs.
I'm a long time admirer of the Robert Redford movie and had to know the rest of the story. I was not disappointed, but for different reasons which I will not go into detail about... Read morePublished 12 days ago by JPM
Considered one of the great American novels. Malamud is a master of the written word.Published 18 days ago by Speaking Truth to the Powerless
A Good read. Movie was better.
Ending in the movie was a much better story than the book.
I was hoping the book would clear up the mysterious woman who did the... Read more
Just finished reading THE NATURAL. Spoiler ahead. Quite different ending from the movie. I've watched the movie several times; found it very moving, even inspirational but the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Noah Wun
I didn't much care for The Natural, perhaps because I tend to think that sports figures are over-glamorized and some are paid far beyond their contributions to our culture and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Douglas R. Jackson
From a literary standpoint, The Natural is a fine novel. The imagery sets the dark, unsettling tone that pervades the book. The dialogue is authentic (1950’s). Read morePublished 6 months ago by The Loopy Librarian