Chronicles the life and career of Sidd Finch, a reclusive Harvard dropout, aspiring Buddhist monk, and 168-mph fastball pitcher who always wins and could change the game of baseball forever
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George Plimpton was the founder and editor of The Paris Review, where for more than fifty years he tirelessly championed new writers and the craft of writing.From Publishers Weekly:
The ubiquitous Plimpton strikes again, with a first novel; and it's tempting, and not really unfair, to say that he's almost as much out of his depth in full-length fiction as in those memorable moments in the ring or on the football field. He goes back to a jokey Sports Illustrated article he once did about the world's fastest pitcher, an English-born Buddhist monk called Sidd Finch, who learned his speed and accuracy hurling rocks at marauding snow leopards in the Himalayas. Plimpton fits him out with an eccentric British past, a gorgeous but kookie Southern girl friend and a tentative contract with the Mets. But despite a relaxedsometimes much too relaxednarrative style, and a lot of pleasant rambling about horn-playing, wrist musculature and the future of baseball, the book just doesn't go anywhere. It's as if Plimpton threw in everything he could think of to pad it out to novel length, and some of the paddingincluding a totally inept episode about a Mafia gamblershould have been cut early on. Baseball fans will enjoy parts of this, but even they will feel cheated that there's no real climax. The book, like Finch, just ambles off the field. Literary Guild Alternate.
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Book Description Diamond Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1557730644