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“Not a mystery, not about murders, and yet one of the most delightful books ever written by Grisham - and this from a reader who is while very fond of the writer's work is on the other hand decidedly not a sports afficionado!
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“Characters were as thin as the pages they were written on. The plot was as aimless as the protagonist. "For Love of the Game" meets the Spaghetti Western.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Humorous and fast paced--a different Grisham writing style fro his legal thrillers. Yet, I loved this special book. ”Michael Rushnak wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book by John Grisham, but one that may fail to please readers that aren't fans of football. Being a fan of the sport myself and getting ready to leave for a two-week vacation in Italy, this book was a perfect light read that increased my anticipation for the imminent food and sightseeing. ”Oniren wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well-written, enjoyable story, but I don't like unresolved endings. It would make a good movie.”bmayer wrote this review Thursday, May 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow. This was really abysmal. Maybe if you were a football fan and didn't care about the quality of writing, it would be bearable. But I found it torturous. If one of my high school seniors had written it for senior project, I would be impressed that he wrote that much...but this is really poorly written and boring. I read it because it was one of the give-away possibilities for World Book Night. Sad.”Brooke wrote this review Tuesday, April 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent book for a football fan”Cucharero72 wrote this review Sunday, April 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Quite mediocre for Grisham's abilities and prior work - I read everything he writes but this was just an in-fill between courses. Fair character development but almost no plot development. If he used authoring this novel to write off expenses of touring Italy, I don't blame him.”thefran wrote this review Sunday, April 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyed! Listened to unabridged on CD”Lola N wrote this review Tuesday, April 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I’m handing out Playing for Pizza on World Book Night, and I wanted to read it first. Apparently, John Grisham was in Bologna doing research for The Broker when he met an Italian football player–American football that is, and a brilliant story was born.
Rick Dockery was cut from his third-string position as quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, and became a national laughingstock overnight. He’s all washed up in the NFL, and the Canadians won’t touch him either.
But all Rick knows is football. Against enormous odds, Rick finally lands a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.
“I really enjoyed this book.... It was a fun read....”Michael J. Garreffa wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No