Monday, May 18, 2009

Great Sports Writing In a Non-Sports Book:
Netherland by Joseph O'Neil (Now in Paper)

After a lengthy hiatus, I just finishedreading "Netherland" (by Joseph O'Neil), which was not only one of the most acclaimed novels of the past year (on Barack Obama's nightstand, too, apparently) but also contains some of the best writing about sports you will ever read -- in this case, much of the story is about cricket. But you don't have to be a cricket fan -- I'm certainly not -- to appreciate such brilliant writing about a sport. The book just came out in paperback, too.

-- D.S.

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