Not as engaging as hoped,
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This review is from: Keeper Of Dreams: One Man's Controversial Story of Life in the English Premiership (Paperback)
I bought this off the back of reading Ronald Reng's fantastic A Life Too Short, which won the William Hill Sport's book of the year in 2011.
This book is not in the same class, probably because the story is weaker and the background/personality of Lars is not on the same level as that of Robert Enke in A Life Too Short.
As Lars admits in the book, he relied on luck for a lot for his goalkeeping opportunities in his career and so it is not altogether a shock or really a shame when things don't work out for him after his time in the English Premiership. Sport is a cut throat business and you have to be a incredibly passionate, dedicated and competitive to succeed, which are qualities that feel like they didn't always come naturally to Lars.
Having said that, it's an interesting read, especially the season he played in England. Some of the stories he mentions which happen behind the scenes are as unbelievable as they are tasteless and provide a good idea why Barnsley got relegated.