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The Art of Fielding
The Art of Fielding
Author: Chad Harbach
At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316126670
ISBN-10: 0316126675
Publication Date: 5/1/2012
Pages: 544
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Chad Harbach's "The Art of Fielding" is a very well-written book, but I was very ambivalent while reading it.
There wasn't any one character that I liked a lot more than the others, and they all seemed to be extremely flawed.

If you like baseball, which I do, then there are some great baseball moments in the book, but that was about it for me. I thought that this book was a bit elitist, too.

It was okay, but not my favorite book of this summer yet.
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Helpful Score: 1
Chad Harbach's first novel paints a clear picture of an athlete's breakdown at a small college in the Midwest. Campus life is beautifully rendered, down to the color of the paint on the walls and the smell of the food in the cafeteria. A parallel story describes a love affair between the college president and one of his students - a big ethical no-no, which, from this academic's viewpoint, is hard to stomach. The characters are a bit flat, but the sounds and smells of college life make the book a pleasant read.
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Loved it. Fast read. The story took many unexpected turns. And if you're a baseball fan, you'll love the authentic baseball scenes.


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