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Blockade Billy
Blockade Billy
Author: Stephen King
2 short stories, "Blockade Billy" and "Morality". — From New York Times bestselling author Stephen King comes the haunting story of Blockade Billy, the greatest Major League baseball player to be erased from the game. Even the most die-hard baseball fans don't know the true story of William "...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781451608212
ISBN-10: 1451608217
Publication Date: 5/25/2010
Pages: 132
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Stephen King has yet another homerun with this title! This is a book with 2 stories in it: "Blockade Billy" and "Morality", each about 60-80 pages long.
Blockade Billy is about a minor league baseball player with a secret to keep, and Morality is about a young married couple with bills to pay and a too-good-to-be-true offer.
Blockade Billy, being about baseball, has frequent mention of baseball jargon that might be hard to follow if one is unfamiliar with the game.
I thought both were very good, if light. I read the entire book cover to cover in one afternoon.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm a HUGE fan of Stephen King, but these two stories were not at all up to his usual standards. If I didn't know it already, I'd probably never guess he was the author. I can't believe I paid what I did for this!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Really great short story by Stephen King. Love it from beginning to end. Also found it hard to put down. A really great book =-)
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Helpful Score: 1
This book has 2 short stories in it. I was not really impressed by either one of them. I know he is a great writer, but he sure struck out on this one.
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Wow - not a fan of this one! Didn't like either one of the stories. I am not sure why I hung in there to finish 'em ... just because they were so short I guess.
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This was not one of Stephen King's best pieces. They both just felt flat and lifeless. It seemed like he rushed to write these and not in a good way.