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by W.P. Kinsella
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TsalagiWriter
TsalagiWriter rated it 4 years ago
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 7 years ago
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 8 years ago
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 8 years ago
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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