Top positive review
7 people found this helpful
on June 4, 2014
First of all I would like to say that I have delayed reading this book for a while, and I regret it now. I am not even sure why I had the delay.
Before I give my opinion, I feel like it should be known that baseball is my life. I am from small town America. I was born in raised in a small town under the lights of the Dixie Park in rural North Louisiana. I loved the game so much I graduated with a degree so I can coach high school baseball. I now coach at a small town high school where baseball is the king.
I can relate to the book both from a childhood sense and a adulthood. John Grisham did a perfect job of capturing the emotion and realism of small town baseball heroes.
I cannot say enough about this novel. I would recommend Calico Joe to anyone that enjoys playing catch in the backyard with their old man. I would recommend Calico Joe to anyone that loves their dad.
Calico Joe offers something no other book, in my opinion anyway, can do. The story gives any baseball person a passport to their childhood.
Thanks Mr. Grishham.