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Author:
Kevin Baker
ISBN13:
978-0060535971
ISBN:
0060535970
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Publisher:
Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (June 3, 2003)
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Genre Fiction
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Sometimes You See It Coming: A Novel Paperback – June 3, 2003. Kevin Baker is the bestselling author of the novels Dreamland, Paradise Alley, and Sometimes You See It Coming.

Sometimes You See It Coming: A Novel Paperback – June 3, 2003. by. Kevin Baker (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. He is a columnist for American Heritage magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Harper's, and other periodicals. He lives in New York City with his wife, the writer Ellen Abrams, and their cat, Stella.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read Based in part on the life of baseball legend Ty Cobb, this book belongs in the pantheon of great baseball novels.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Sometimes You See It Coming as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Based in part on the life of baseball legend Ty Cobb, this book belongs in the pantheon of great baseball novels. John Barr is the kind of player who isn't supposed to exist anymore. An all-around superstar, he plays the game with a single-minded ferocity that makes his New York Mets team all but invincible. Yet Barr himself is a mystery with no past, no friends Based in part on the life of baseball legend Ty Cobb, this book belongs in the pantheon of great baseball novels.

Kevin Baker is the bestselling author of the novels Dreamland, Paradise Alley, and Sometimes You See It Coming. Библиографические данные. Sometimes You See It Coming: A Novel. Harper Collins, 2009.

Based in part on the life of baseball legend Ty Cobb, this book belongs in the pantheon of great baseball novels. John Barr is the kind of player who isn't supposed to exist anymore

Based in part on the life of baseball legend Ty Cobb, this book belongs in the pantheon of great baseball novels.

Sometimes You See It Coming is a novel by Kevin Baker

Sometimes You See It Coming is a novel by Kevin Baker. The novel follows several fictitious members of the modern-day New York Mets, particularly right fielder John Barr The book portrays the Mets as a perennial pennant contender, and follows the team through one particular season, with flashbacks. 2B Roberto Rodriguez (aka Bobby Roddy). SS Lonnie Lee. 3B Terry White/Stillwater Norman. LF Maximillian Duke (aka The Emp'ror).

I picked this book up at a book fair for a couple of bucks thinking it would be your average baseball book. Boy was I mistaken!!! Baker does an excellent job detailing the characters so you know exactly who they are. The first 100 pages or so does start slow, but after that, it becomes a definite page turner!!! Highly recommended for avid baseball fans. Well written saga of a baseball talent and hero.

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Автор: Baker, Kevin Название: Sometimes You See It Coming Издательство: HarperCollins USA .

So Alik comes up with a desperate plan to save all three of them, and in doing so, he'll find he's destined to repeat the past over and over again, including a past or two he might not even be aware he has, in a story that flashes from present- day run down Coney Island to the Russia of 10 years.

Based in part on the life of baseball legend Ty Cobb, this book belongs in the pantheon of great baseball novels.

John Barr is the kind of player who isn't supposed to exist anymore. An all-around superstar, he plays the game with a single-minded ferocity that makes his New York Mets team all but invincible. Yet Barr himself is a mystery with no past, no friends, no women, and no interests outside hitting a baseball as hard and as far as he can. Not even Ellie Jay, the jaded sportswriter who can out-think, out-drink, and out-write any man in the press box. She wants to think she admires Barr's skill on a ballfield, but suspects she might be in love with a man who isn't really there.

Barr leads the Mets to one championship after another. Then chaos arrives in the person of new manager Charli Stanzi, well-known psychopath. Under Stanzi's tutelage, the team simply falls apart. Then Barr himself inexplicably starts to unravel. For the first time in his life, his formidable skills fail him, and only Ellie Jay and another can help - if he will let them. Hanging in the balance are his sanity, the World Series, and true love.

  • Three stars because Baker is such an extraordinary writer that he deserves no less, but this baseball novel is a mostly hollow, unrealistic, and frankly, boring, walk through the (fictional, of course) career of the game's greatest player, who is also the game's least-known player. What?
    Within the covers you'll find the fast-talking leadoff man, the hard-boiled plaid-jacket wearing old sports reporter, and the Kathryn Hepburn-like aging woman sportswriter (who is so sketchily presented it makes you wonder if Baker's ever met a woman!).
    Allen Barra, formerly of Salon, recently named this the best baseball novel of all time. Yikes! Read "The Southpaw" by Mark Harris instead. It's cliched, it's hokey, but it is really about baseball. Baker's book, on the other hand, sounds like what a novelist thinks baseball should be. If you love the game, the incredulities of the last sections of this book will have you reaching for your scorecard and marking clearly in black pencil, "E-1."

  • It's a shame that this book is out of print. If you are into sports stories and want to try a new one, I'd recommend seeing if you can pick up a used copy. I liked it more than, say, the book of The Natural. I saw Field of Dreams, which is perhaps my favorite Baseball Movie, and I think this book is sort of in that league.
    A small bit of plot: A tremendously good player, of Ted Williams Calibre, arises almost out of nowhere. His past is very mysterious, and the book presents several points of view in observing him.
    There are several characters who are clearly composites of famous personalities, such as a bit of a Billy Martin character, a Mays-ish character and several others. So, it's a fun read for those who enjoyed following those personalities. The hero is, so far as I can see, a composite of a few as well, but I'll stop there.
    jl

  • One of the better baseball books I've read. Can't wait to explore Kevin baker's other books about the game I love

  • Normally, I don't read sports stories, but this novel was a page turner from the get go.

    John Barr is one of the best players to ever play the game. He can hit for power and average. He is a gold glove in the field. He can throw runners out at home plate from the outfield.

    Off the field, he is an enigma. He came out of nowhere. He has no friends. He doesn't drink. He doesn't date. and he lives alone. But no one cares, because with him on the team, they are pennant contenders every year.

    Then came the horrible year. A new manager has messed up everyone on the team. Except John Barr. With his steady play, the team has fought its way back to the series.

    Then a note found in John's deceased mother's papers throws John into a horrible slump.

    It's up to a teammate and a reporter to find a way to get John out of his slump, and rescue the series.

    I enjoyed how Baker organized this novel like a sports memoir. He skips from person to person as they relate stories from John Barr's life and career. The mystery of Barr's life is slowly revealed. For me, the last few chapters flew by as I read to discover the solution to the mystery, and the results of the the series.

    This novel would make a great movie, and it was an entertaining read.

  • I found this an interesting and often humourous book. Although many of the characters were caricatures, I was able to suspend my disbelief to the point that I became enthralled in the mystery and enigma of John Barr. As a result, I found myself rooting for his professional and emotional recovery from a near season-ending slump.
    The novel is told largely in the first person through Barr's teammate, "Old Swizzlehead". The story lost some of its credibility as this character's narrative swung (sometimes in mid-paragraph) from inner city black street slang to grammar and vocabulary more befitting a college educated WASP English major.
    The author shows a real inderstanding for baseball and athletes and as such I would recommend it to baseball fans. Others may find it a bit tedious.

  • It is unfortunate that this book is out of print. In my mind, it is as stirring a book as "If I Never Get Back" or "The Natural" or practically any baseball book short of "Shoeless Joe." It's about a hybrid Dimaggio/Teddy Ballgame type player who is driven to excel by an almost psychotic urge to prevent things from happening before they happen. The book also includes a cast of memorable characters, from the Rickey Henderson-esque Old Swizzlehead to the shortstop Roberto Rodriguez, who knows two words on English, one of them being "you" and the other word being unprintable in a family website.
    A great book; well worth reading if you can get your hands on it.