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Shoeless Joe

Kinsella, W. P.

(Book - 1982)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shoeless Joe
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Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1982
ISBN: 039532047X
0395957737
Branch Call Number: YA F Kin

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Apr 16, 2013
  • MCinnamon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I fell in love with the W.P. Kinsella novels long ago. He is honest and from the heart, shows people in a very dicken's style, not covering up their faults but celebrating them when they go against what society expects of them and instead do something unexpectedly brilliant. I feel sorry for the author when it comes to the movie though because he optioned the rights for only $1000. They didn't even pay him extra for using his real name instead of the name for the Kevin Cosner character. Try reading "Dance Me Outside", its about growing up on an indian reserve. It got made into a movie "Dance Me Outside" and a CBC miniseries called "The Rez" (1987 I think).

Mar 16, 2012
  • danielestes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you're like me, reading Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella for the first time after being a long time fan of the movie, then you're in for a treat. Of course, if you expect it to read like a novelization of Field of Dreams, then you'll be disappointed.

The story is a deliberate and passionate journey of a man following a crazy voice in his head to build a baseball field in place of the crops on his Iowa farm. He risks his family's livelihood for the sake of a dream, and because he loves his wife, daughter, Iowa and baseball. The writing is leisurely as if stretching back across the 20th century from the very time of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Give yourself time to get enveloped in this one.

Nov 18, 2010
  • Jennmro rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I don't like sports, but this author made me love baseball. Even if you're not a sports fan, give W.P. a try. He's a fabulous story teller and his writing style is amazing. I loved this book.

Nov 08, 2007
  • Cabby rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book that "Field of Dreams" is from - movie was better

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