Welcome to my book blog created 2012 of books I read and review. I exhausted space on my other blog and felt it better to separate my readings from my writings. Eventually I will display my entire library here. I am in the process of moving some reviews from the other blog here as well. The design of this blog is currently in transition, bear with me...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Blind Your Ponies Stanley Gordon West
Moved this one from my other blog. read it in 2011 as a book club selection.
Blind Your Ponies, by Stanley Gordon West *****
Our book club selection, a paperback. Outstanding novel about a high school in Montana and their boys long time loosing basketball team, and their town. At first I thought, why do I want to read about boys basketball, but once I started the characters and their stories and the interweaving drew me in. Excellent characters especially the basketball coach, townsfolk, and some of the boys and how they landed in Montana. Written by a MN author. His selection of the title and what it represents from the Indian culture is a story unto itself.
This book would make a wonderful movie with the right cast, Matt Damon as Sam Pickett. I want to read more of his books. I understand he has written one about old folks in the Twin Cities, "Until They Bring the Streetcars Back."
I just posted a Facebook like about this book so others would know.