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Calico Joe

Grisham, John (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Calico Joe


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This story, based on the Cubs and Mets 1973 season follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and Warren Tracey, a hard-throwing Mets pitcher.
Authors: Grisham, John
Title: Calico Joe
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Summary: This story, based on the Cubs and Mets 1973 season follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and Warren Tracey, a hard-throwing Mets pitcher.
Local Note: (04/12)
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ISBN: 9780385536073
0385536070
Branch Call Number: F Gri
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Report This Mar 08, 2013
  • Boosterl16 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Once I got passed the baseball play-by-play, the story actually picked up. Now his usual kind of story, but good nonetheless.

Report This Jan 15, 2013
  • jprp11 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good "up-lifting" story in a very short read.

Tried three times. Couldn't get past the first chapter. Perhaps a love of baseball is a requirement.

Started but not finished.

Report This Sep 04, 2012
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A short fictional story about a baseball hitter's brilliant career for the Chicago Cubs was cut short by one mediocre pitcher of the Mets. Not a big baseball nut, I find the story shallow and pointless.

Report This Aug 20, 2012
  • smehsuria rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great read. Really was not sure what to expect but turned out pretty good overall.

Report This Aug 13, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

Report This Aug 13, 2012
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I got this book out of the library because it is a Grisham. I know nothing about base ball, so, I was very surprised and impressed with this story. Grisham This is much, much more than a baseball story. It is a story of redemption, tolerance, and forgiveness. Grisham weaves together a wonderful story - that is not law related.

Report This Jul 22, 2012
  • deRougemont rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There are several faces to John Grisham. There is the author of taut legal thrillers; the man who pens legal adventures for young readers, and the writer of quiet, reflective novels examining people, their histories, memories and aspirations. Grisham is clearly a talented practitioner in all these arenas, but the third category (Playing for Pizza, The Painted House and now Calico Joe) contains his best work. Calico Joe is a wonderful story partly about baseball, but mostly about a man’s struggle to come to terms with his dysfunctional family history.

Report This Jun 13, 2012
  • Magnifico1969 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Calico Joe is a great book which reminds me of a recent book by S.King about a similar mythical player with a short-lived but great major league career. Grisham combines great real players with a couple of fictional ones to create a bad horrible fitional event that ends up with all party's semi "feeling good" in the end. A good fast read.

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