Un gioco da grandi

Un gioco da grandi Fresh Out Of College And Uncertain How To Proceed With Life, The Narrator Of Ben Markovits Playing Days Finds Himself Drifting Towards A Career That Once Obsessed His Father Professional Basketball Gaining A Place On A Minor League German Team, He Leaves Texas And Lands In The Small Rather Desolate Town Of Landshut, Playing Basketball With An Eclectic Group Of Teammates, Training For Most Of The Day And Then Trying To Find Ways To Fill The Rest Of It It S An Odd, Isolated Existence, Punctuated By The Intense Excitement And Often Intense Disappointment Of The Game But Then He Meets Anke, A Young Single Mother Who Happens To Be The Former Wife Of One Of His Teammates And Their Tentative, Burgeoning Relationship Becomes As Significant And As Life Changing As The Game Itself Beautifully Written, Playing Days Is Entirely Recognisable In Its Depiction Of The First Long Summer After University Tinged With The Melancholy And Nostalgia Of Early Steps Into Adulthood, It S The Story Of A Young Man S First Experience Of Adult Love, And Of The Discovery Of His Own Limitations. I didn t grab this one with any set expectations I was perusing a current shelf at the library, and the idea of reading the account of a semi pro basketball player playing in Germany and his growing up sounded intriguing There were parts of interest in this one for me, but the writing style and the lack of enthusiasm expressed by the a
Un buen libro de deportes, est en el grupo de la literatura de verdad basada en deportes junto con Open y el del tenis de DFW El ambiente algo desolado de jugadores acabados en ligas de segunda mezclados con j venes emergentes est muy bien desarrollado. To me this was a slow go start to finish. Athletes are basically delusional human beings Amen. This story begins promisingly in the early 90s with Markovitts, a recent American college graduate, who hasn t played organized basketball since high school who he gets the idea to send a tryout tape to some European club teams Unexpectedly, he makes it and ends up playing for a small market squad in
Bella scoperta Markovits poi recensito anche sul magazine settimanale delle Gazzetta dello Sport Bel libro di sport con il basket ben disegnato e coinvolgente anche nelle azioni di gioco non facile da farsi Ottima la traduzione dei termini tecni
Interesting read on the life of a minor league basketball player in Europe Left me feeling like it could have been better Not a bad read though Not really into basketball so didn t really get the game scenes Otherwise, quite a nice easy to read story A big long sigh of a book I wanted to like it and like how Markovits writes but it s hard to feel engaged with a novel when even the author sounds bored.