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Not Got My Rose Tinted Glasses On?,
This review is from: The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football (Paperback)
Whilst reading previous reviews for this book, I was expected something exceptional and out of the ordinary: a real grasp you by the scruff of the neck read. Unfortunately, this was not what I got. Yes, the author obviously has spent years meticulously researching the topic; Yes, he covers certain aspects of how the great world game touches almost all of us in some way, but I felt a little let down and disappointed in his black and white approach to the book. I'd love to feel more intimate with what he describes, feel more emotional about the game I love, learn more about the nuances that make the game what it is. Sorry folks, not the book I was expecting at all.
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Initial post: 20 Nov 2011 00:44:24 GMT
If you're more interested in the emotional side of the game you might want to try 'Football in sun and shadow' by Eduardo Galeano.
Football in Sun and Shadow: An Emotional History of World Cup Football
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