Il curioso caso di Sidd Finch

Il curioso caso di Sidd Finch George Plimpton Michele Martino
  • Title: Il curioso caso di Sidd Finch
  • Author: George Plimpton Michele Martino
  • ISBN: 9788896538203
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Il curioso caso di Sidd Finch George Plimpton Michele Martino Il curioso caso di Sidd Finch Florida Il reporter Robert Temple si rifugiato in un cottage sul mare per isolarsi dal mondo e allontanare i ricordi del Vietnam Dalle sue parti c il ritiro dei New York Mets e Robert incontra
    Florida, 1985 Il reporter Robert Temple si rifugiato in un cottage sul mare per isolarsi dal mondo e allontanare i ricordi del Vietnam Dalle sue parti c il ritiro dei New York Mets, e Robert incontra per caso un giovane inglese convertito al buddhismo, appena arrivato dalle montagne dell Himalaya, che grazie all autodisciplina e al controllo assoluto del proprio corpFlorida, 1985 Il reporter Robert Temple si rifugiato in un cottage sul mare per isolarsi dal mondo e allontanare i ricordi del Vietnam Dalle sue parti c il ritiro dei New York Mets, e Robert incontra per caso un giovane inglese convertito al buddhismo, appena arrivato dalle montagne dell Himalaya, che grazie all autodisciplina e al controllo assoluto del proprio corpo riesce a lanciare la palla a una velocit impensabile Il suo nome Sidd Finch le due d sono un omaggio a Siddh rtha e il suo talento prodigioso minaccia di sconvolgere l essenza del gioco del baseball.Il mondo dello sport in subbuglio e i media si scatenano che succeder quando il Cannone di Kathmandu indosser la divisa dei Mets Ma Sidd non ha ancora deciso se diventare un atleta Potrebbe ritirarsi a meditare oppure mettersi a suonare in un orchestra.Tra dibattiti surreali alla radio e in tv, spiegazioni paradossali di psicologi, biologi, storici e giornalisti, e addirittura il coinvolgimento della mafia newyorkese, Sidd viene travolto dagli eventi Ma grazie all amicizia con Robert e Debbie Sue, un avvenente surfista innamorata di lui, riuscir a trovare la sua strada
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    About George Plimpton Michele Martino


    1. George Ames Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, editor, actor, and gamesman He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review.He was the grandson of George A Plimpton.


    237 Comments


    1. A real charmer quirky, clever and very interesting

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    2. Well, alas, it was as I feared The hype about the book was than the book could deliver.The foreword by Jonathan Ames was delightful, and I especially appreciated that the publishers decided to include the original Sports Illustrated article at the end.The book itself, however, fails in several ways The most glaring of all is the lack of veracity regarding the game of baseball particularly, the perfect game of baseball A perfect game, as any good fan knows, involves the pitcher facing the minimu [...]

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    3. George Plimpton got me It was April Fools morning, 1985 listening to Boston DJ Charles Laquidara s The Big Mattress on WBCN, as I was shaving, getting ready for another mundane day at a very boring job Charles started speaking right after a song, exalting my team, The New York Mets and how they just pulled off a coup, signing a reclusive, Tibetan Monk who threw a 168 M.P.H fastball This was on the heels of a 90 win season and days away from Gary Carter starting at Catcher, following his trade fr [...]

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    4. Originally an April Fool s Day Hoax article written by Plimpton and published by Sports Illustrated with the aid of the New York Mets, after seeing the public s response George Plimpton turned it into a novel.As a lover of baseball I fell in love with this novel, and the character of Sidd Finch Throughout this book it discusses the effect that such a talent would have on the game of baseball, and then it shows us I think that discussion is a fitting comparison for what the steroids era has done [...]

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    5. Excellent summer reading Sure, the plot kind of meandered, but I found The Curious Case of Sidd Finch to be a completely charming book I thoroughly enjoyed the main characters of Sidd, Debbie Sue, and Owl and thought the whimsy that infused the novel was just delightful I also appreciated that Plimpton did research on his whimsy many of the people mentioned in the novel, such as the horn player Dennis Brain and minor league pitcher Steve Dalkowski, were real people, which I got a kick out of Als [...]

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    6. Look if you are looking for some literary masterpiece, look elsewhere If you are looking for a good summer read, then you might find one here The book centers on Sidd Finch, a Buddhist Monk, who comes to America to try to play baseball He has a fastball that is unlike any other in history, and the quarkiness of the leftiest of leftys I recommend it because it is fun Highly improbable, especially in this day in age where everyone is a reporter and has a blog and a cell phone, but enjoyable still. [...]

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    7. Very interesting read Fact blended with fiction I really don t even know how to review it I enjoyed it thoroughly, literally laughing out loud at some parts, but also quickly skimming other parts that got just too in depth I really want to pick up a copy of the original Sports Illustrated article and read that Very enjoyable for any sports fan I d say, and it didn t hurt for me that it was based around the Mets

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    8. I gave this book multiple chances Unfortunately, I couldn t get through it The characters aren t all that compelling The narrator has a dreary, almost personally less presence Sidd, who is featured on the title, is seen in almost passing glances And the plot line is plodding You are sort of left wondering if anything interesting is ever going to happen It s hard to cheer anyone on And I can t really see a reason why to recommend this book.

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    9. Finding this book in a box outside a Brooklyn library, left by someone who clearly from the contents were shedding their collection, one would suspect the box was full of sports books or maybe whimsical fiction and non fiction No The box was a melange of Lost Generation, Beats, Punk and Buddhist and Daoist tracts That last genre is where this book comes in.Though I am a Yankees fan, I always enjoy any reference to Mookie Wilson, so I enjoyed it.

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    10. The Curious Case of Sidd Finch was about an usual man who could throw an amazing pitch His story was in Sports Illustrated and later said to be an April Fool s joke Then it was made into a book It was interesting to learn about being a Buddist and how he wouldn t do anything against his principles I d recommend it to anyone that enjoys baseball

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    11. I loved it Robert temple, the writer in the story was personally washed in baseball and life nostalgia, and sidd finch was a nuke lalouche of otherworldly talent and the whole thing was wrapped up in a layer of sensitivity and joy that was just the best It was quietly funny which made it an extremely well pitched book not going for too much but having fun the whole time Super.

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    12. Plimpton turned out to be a delightful surprise to me with one of the funniest and most clever novels ever written about the sporting world and its peculiar madness, offering strange insights into Zen that made me aware that the gas jockey who coached my little league team had secretly imparted such lessons to me at a very young age.

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    13. Even though I m not a huge baseball fan, I loved this book George Plimpton does so much with the ideas of Buddhism, baseball, post traumatic stress disorderd it s all laugh out loud in the library funny.

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    14. Perhaps my all time fave baseball book About a Buddhist monk pitching for the 85 Mets who learned to throw 150 mph fastballs by tossing rocks at yaks.

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    15. Sigh, back when I wasn t emabarrassed to be a Mets fan

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    16. A novel based on Plimpton s 1985 April Fool s Day article published in Sports Illustrated.tinyurl 2mo7jlenpedia wiki Sidd_Finch

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    17. I didn t read this book but I did read the article and was taken in completely The first letters of the beginning words of the story spelled out April Fools Date is approximate.

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    18. Plimpton wrote this so well that his Sports Illustrated excerpt article had many people believing Finch was a real person.

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    19. I don t like sports I don t read sports books Unless they re written by George Plimpton.

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    20. Another book picked up on my first trip to the USA A wonderful read and although already a baseball fan this helped cement my love of the sport.

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