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He currently lives outside of New York City. Top Reviews Most recent Ta Reviews. This is the day that tne Soviets tested a second atomic bomb, ushering in the Cold War in ernest. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Imagine taking a baseball game, exploding it into hte of the world’s greatest historical events as seen from various characters’ points of view, and at the same time encapsulating the dawning of a new moment in world history.

This amazing moment in time is one that epitomizes what it means to participate in something as a result of passion, leisure, and much more.

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To add to that, this book tried using baseball, the world’s most boring sport, as a way to analyze America. Great, enjoyable book nonetheless. This baseball game is one of the rare times that all walks of life in America were united under a singular cause. Edgar Hoover’s transfixed eyes, a hoarse throat, a stolen piece of memorabilia, and the many walls Delillo puts up for us to face: There was no unity of the story line. Edgar Hoover, among others.

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The reader feels the pandemonium as if he were at the game. May 01, Kindle rated it really liked it Shelves: Baseball lovers will enjoy this book.

Seven years after this game, both the Giants and the Dodgers would leave for California; the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field would both be turned into rubble. There’s a ton of exposition rendered in lush style. Two of the pages contain the Peter Bruges painting, an apocalyptic scene of carnage from which the prologue derives its title.

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There are characters from all walks of life, such as Cotter from the marginalized, Hoover from the government and Frank Sinatra from the entertainment world. Pafko at the Wall is not about baseball. Rather than being about the game of baseball, this story is about what happens outside of the game and in the crowds, providing a very interesting and realistic depiction of the sport.

Either my teacher and I read different books, or we have incredibly different tastes in literature. In truth, a bit of both.

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In general, my students hated Pafko. There’s a lot of riffing on baseball arcana, the advertisments contained in an issue of Life, and Hoover’s fascination with details from Peter Breugel’s The Triumph of Death, the kind of things that are wonderful to think about but awful to be bombarded with. Mystery fills the air, and there is no certainty of anything. Tales for an Accelerated Culture.

Showing of 24 reviews. It’s about baseball but it’s more about America in the fifties.

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Jan 24, Alicia rated it it was amazing. But even more than that, it is an in depth look into the attitudes and lives of Americans in the s. The short lived post war peace is over.