Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Calico Joe by John Grisham

On the flight from Sacramento to Philadelphia, I read Joe Calico by John Grisham. This is the 25th book written by John Grisham that I have read in the last twenty years.

While Grisham has written several books about football, this is his first about baseball. Grisham played baseball in high school, but was cut during the try-outs for college baseball.

This fictional story is told by the son of a mediocre major league pitcher. The core of the book is about the relationship between the father and son. The key plot points revolve around the actions that the father takes on and off the field and the resulting impact to the son and others.

This was a light, quick read. I enjoyed it as a break from some of the more serious subjects; I finished reading Cleopatra right before this. If you enjoy Grisham books and baseball stories, I give it a lukewarm thumbs up.

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