“The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach

This was a Christmas present from my mother.  (She’s an avid reader; I think she is frustrated sometimes with the tepid pace at which I work through novels.)  It was a fun read, and I’d readily recommend it to anyone; the main caveat is not the fact that it involves baseball (knowledge of and appreciation for the game are not prerequisites) but that almost all of the characters are of college age, so how much one relates to them may be controlled in part by how far past 25 one is.  The indecipherability of the central character is sort of fascinating — after 500 pages, he’s much more machine than human.

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One Response to “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach

  1. cellenbogen says:

    Hmmm – don’t remember that about the central character. I’m glad the baseball part didn’t get in your way.

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