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An unusual novel with a difference.,
This review is from: The Queen's Gambit (Paperback)Beth Harmon lives in an orphanage, who exists on tranquilizers.
The janitor teaches her to play Chess and she soon surpasses his skill. It is a story about a girl growing up, feeling a misfit. At eighteen abandoned by her lover, destroyed by drink & drugs.
It is also about a skill, a supreme talent and a consuming obsession. This is a fantastic rare treat, that I have read again and again. No one could not relate to our heroine, the effect of life on a teenager. The fascinating black & white universe of International Chess competition, where in Moscow she has to play the greatest player in the world.