You needn't just be a sports fan to enjoy this read; it will fascinate anyone interested in politics, Africa, Sudan, international affairs, war, fate, sacrifice, community, biography, or just great storytelling. Conn's depth of reporting is obvious in his detail and command of the material, and great pacing gives the story real momentum. Bol was often something of a sideshow on the court, but his real life was alternately inspiring, hilarious, and heartbreaking. This story's many rich vignettes vividly brought Bol to life in my mind and kept me entertained. It's hard not to plow through this in one sitting and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes to read.