Columbus Slaughters Braves

Columbus Slaughters Braves

by Mark Friedman

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Columbus Slaughters Braves 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book, but be warned--it is a dark tale. Maybe that is why it has not been a popular success. Regardless, it is a well-written, intelligent story that should not be passed over. Non-baseball fans will like it as well as the game is merely the backdrop for a powerful story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing book that makes you laugh, cry, and rethink it all. Every athlete and every person that loves an athlete should read this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's a photo of Mark Friedman on the inside flap of the dust jacket. He appears to be a relatively young man, which is good news, for it holds hope that there may be many more books to follow his brilliant debut. There are many writers who can use their gift of expression to describe a feeling, and then there are those rare few who simply hand it to you, lay it in your lap. Friedman is of the latter variety. Although baseball lovers who also enjoy a good read will love this book, this book is as much about baseball as Moby Dick is about a whale. Put simply, this book is about humanity, and the limitations of the human condition, both physically and emotionally. And speaking of emotions, well, they're all here, and as I stated before, Friedman has that rare ability to plant them deep in your gut. I cried at the end of this book. Weather they were tears of joy or tears of sorrow, I'll let you decide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best written books I have ever read! I highly recommend this book to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel so fortunate to have gotten my hands on an advance reading copy of Mark Friedman's first book, Columbus Slaughters Braves. I want to tell everyone I know about it (I am), but will only frustrate them until the book is published in February. Trust me...it is worth the wait. Buy it the first time you see it, regardless of the price. It is not a book that needs to be discounted! I don't want to say too much in the review, because some of the beauty lies in what each page offers. It is a book about sibling rivalries, jealousy, and coming to terms with your family and your own life. Although one key character is a professional baseball player, this is not a book about baseball. Fans of our pastime, however, will appreciate Friedman's knowledge and insight of the sport. Columbus Slaughters Braves has already been optioned by MGM, and will be a highly anticipated film. Funny, unpredictable, and heartbreaking, this book will stay with you long after you have told everyone you know about it.