A Son of the Game and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £9.87
  • You Save: £0.18 (2%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
A Son of the Game has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good condition and ready to ship! Ships airmail from USA!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Son of the Game Paperback – 13 Apr 2010


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£9.69
£0.90 £0.08
£9.69 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Product details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; Reprint edition (13 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565129784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565129788
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,040,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

When acclaimed golf writer James Dodson leaves his home in Maine to revisit Pinehurst, North Carolina, where his father first taught him the game that would shape his life and career, he s at a point where he has lost direction. But once there, the c

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Tremendously easy to read and yet a lot of facts are threaded through the story of James' 'affair' with the Sandhills area. I read it before a 1 week golf tour playing many of the courses whose history is charted through the book. Pinehurst has a real history and the richness of that history comes through extremely well. As a result the village shops, restaurants, bars - as well as the golf courses and Pinehurst itself - just meant so much more - definitely a 'must read' if you are a golfer visiting Pinehurst and have any interest in knowing something about it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 6 reviews
Good Read! 10 Feb. 2011
By JJB33 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Overall, I think this is a very good book. I have only a couple of minor issues. The first is that there is so much reference to the east coast states and the author's travels up and down between Maine and NC that I found myself trying to reference maps in order to get a sense of what his travels were like between his work locations, home, and rounds of golf (not from the area, so somewhat unfamiliar to someone who has never been)! Could have used some photos, maps, images to help paint the picture better of the area and some of the key spots referenced throughout the book. The second is that I thought there would be more about himself and his son then what there was; it could have been a bit more in depth about their relationship on and off the golf course, however, was good none the less.
Wonderful Style of writing 24 Aug. 2012
By Jack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed Dodson's writing style immensely. It reads like a personal letter to you the reader or a comfortable conversational story. I have his autographed prior book about golfing in Scotland with his dad but haven't read it yet.
Another great book by Dodson 26 May 2013
By Pastor scott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I don't have a son, but my 14 year old daughter has become my golfing buddy. I can relate to this book as I watch her fall in love with the game.
Gotta be a Golfer 4 Sept. 2013
By Keelmeister - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
You have to be a lover of the game to appreciate this book. Good thought line, but drags from time to time.
Love This author 29 Oct. 2014
By david price - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Great read, especially if you're from the area. Also a good history lesson.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback