High school All-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football... show more
High school All-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. As Coach Rake's 'boys' sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake - or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, still struggling to come to terms with his explosive relationship with the Coach, his dreams of a great career in the NFL, and the choices he made as a young man, the stakes could not be higher.
Publish date: December 1st 2004
Pages no: 229
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Sports And Games
I’m not really into football but I nabbed this out of the book exchange on vacation in Mexico, one of the only two books that they had in English. I’m sure glad that I did because by the time I was finished, my tears were flowing and I was glad that I was wearing sunglasses and I had my towel handy....
Całkiem inny Grisham. A ja nie jestem w stanie stwierdzić, czy jest to komplement. Z jednej strony mamy świetnie nakreślone postacie zawodników i samego trenera. Cudowną, niemal metafizyczną wędrówkę w krainę bolesnych wspomnień, świetlanych idei i pokonanych słabości. Jesteśmy świadkami czegoś wiel...
Audiobook. I bought this huge box of audiobooks and it's kind of a grab bag of books. This audiobook I didn't think I'd like because first of all it's about football, not my favorite subject. And high school football, which even brings it down a rung. Then it's narrated by the author, which I th...
I enjoyed Bleachers, a different novel for Grisham in that the central focus is sport not a legal case. Being a fan of American football I am sure that is influential in my appreciation for the story and the writing. To my mind, it is just a nice reminiscing tale of high school life from the point o...
This is one of those un-satisfying ending books for me. It wasn’t a happy ending. It wasn’t a tragic ending. It was just… an ending. As the title and the description of the book probably will tell you, it’s all about American football (this definition is necessary as I’m Aussie and football to m...