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on 22 February 2005
Shoeless joe is a finely woven tale of passion, dreams and redemption. The theme of baseball is merely a backdrop for a magical glimpse of life and american culture the author Kinsella uses to to portray the life of iowa farmer ray kinsella, who upon hearing the omninous voice of a baseball announcer is inspired to build a baseball field on his farm. A fine sub-plot involving reclusive american author J.D Salinger and past baseball greats kinsella threads these together to create a story with elements of the cosmic,intrigue, humour and tender human emotion, without divulging the reader with foreign baseball technicalities and jargon. An original and beautfully written book. Well recommended.