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Shoeless Joe - W.P. Kinsella, John Radziewicz
Shoeless Joe
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He went to Canada in the 1960's to avoid the draft. Now, back in the USA, he has a vision: build a ballpark in an Iowa cornfield "if you build it they will come." Two who do are the tragic ballplayer, Joe Jackson and the lead's father. This affecting novel was the basis of the FIELD OF DREAMS,... show more
He went to Canada in the 1960's to avoid the draft. Now, back in the USA, he has a vision: build a ballpark in an Iowa cornfield "if you build it they will come." Two who do are the tragic ballplayer, Joe Jackson and the lead's father. This affecting novel was the basis of the FIELD OF DREAMS, Kevin Costner's landmark 1980's film.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780395957738 (0395957737)
ASIN: 395957737
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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TsalagiWriter
TsalagiWriter rated it
2.0 Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
Ray Kinsella lives in Iowa and owns a farm. One day he hears a voice say "If you build it, he will come." And he is supposed to build is a baseball stadium and the person who will come is Shoeless Joe Jackson.Field of Dreams is a movie I've watched many times. I have loved it since I was a kid and w...
The Cranky Old Reader
The Cranky Old Reader rated it
2.0 Shoeless Joe (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
I picked this up used at the library's permanent book sale for a buck.Add it to the very short list of books which aren't as good as their movie adaptations. A lot of the speeches were improved by much pruning for the movie, and the plot was cleaned up a good bit, too.The book is okay, and I can see...
Tesseract Thoughts
Tesseract Thoughts rated it
4.0
I always wanted to read the book that Field of Dreams was based on, but didn't know the title or the author. Then, browsing a used bookstore in New Hampshire, I happened to pick up this book.The movie and book follow a very similar story line, but the baseball culture, legacy and references are much...
One Page at a Time
One Page at a Time rated it
0.0
This is a fantastic book, and while the author's love of baseball shines through, the book is about so much more than just baseball. And while Field of Dreams is a good movie, the book is so much better.
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