Book Reviews of The Natural

The Natural
The Natural
Author: Bernard Malamud
ISBN-13: 9780380506095
ISBN-10: 0380506092
Publication Date: 8/1995
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This is supposed to be a classic novel. I just couldn't get into it. Probably because I have the edition w/movie stills plastered all over it and that really turned me off to the book.
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Liked the movie so much better, which is not usually the case for me.
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Batter up! This is a no-brainer read; little wonder that it was made into a movie. Roy Hobbs is a hayseed with all the power of a steroid wonder. His team, the Knights, would seem to be the progenitor of the Cleveland Indians in the movie Major League, while Roy is the progeny of Casey at the Bat. It has all the ennui and hype of modern baseball. Too bad that this wasnt on the required reading list for Pete Rose.
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The book isn't a bad read but it would have been better if Mr. Malamud understood something about baseball. There are far too many errors about how the game is played.

Just three stars from me.