Book Reviews of The Legend of Bagger Vance

The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Author: Steven Pressfield
ISBN-13: 9780380817443
ISBN-10: 0380817446
Publication Date: 10/3/2000
Pages: 282
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The Legend of Bagger Vance was a fun read. If it had been any longer, I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much, but it gets right to the point, bringing out the mysticism and real struggle involved in golf or any other sport, and then extending the metaphysical message out to encompass all of life. The narration itself is good but nothing special- this book is really about the message.
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A very good, story of the comeback of a former golf champion who finds his way back to golf, and life, with the help of a mysterious mentor and caddie, Bagger Vance.

If you've seen the movie, you must read the book.
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In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windsweptshore,two legends of the game, Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, meet for a mesmereizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Along comes another golfer who will compete. Bagger Vance is a troubled local war hero. Once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie. It is Vance who holds the secret of the Authentic Swing. He will be the one who shows his protege the way back to glory.
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Even better than the movie!
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During the year 1931, two golf legends meet for a 36-hole showdown. They are joined by a troubled local war hero who has the Authentic Swing. This is an inspirational story with religious undertones.
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A bit too mystical but a great read.
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A very good book. I haven't seen the movie, but I really enjoyed this story. Kind of inspiring for people like me who try to play golf.
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The movie has long been a fav - and the book does not disappoint. It's a wonderful story filled w/interesting characters. Love the message of the book, too. A great read.
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I don't play golf, but this is a great book!
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What a great book! I'm always afraid the book will ruin my experience with the movie, but this book enhanced it. Charming, delightful and heart warming to the end.
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Liked this movie and thought I would read the book. Enjoyed the book, although some of the mystical stuff Bagger says and does is hard to relate to. Will keep this book and read again.
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Wonderful.
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Very different from the movie. All the characters are there but there's no love story, the focus is all on the golf tournament and who Bagger really is.