Brittle Innings

A viral Brittle Innings By MichaelBishop are Kindle Michael Lawson Bishop is an award winning American writer Over four decades thirty books he has created a body of work that s

A viral Brittle Innings By MichaelBishop are Kindle Michael Lawson Bishop is an award winning American writer Over four decades thirty books, he has created a body of work that stands among the most admired in modern sf fantasy literature.Bishop received a bachelor s from the Univ of Georgia in 1967, going on to complete a master s in English He taught English at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs from 1968 72 then at the Univ of Georgia He also taught a course in science fiction at the US Air Force Academy in 1971 He left teaching in 1974 to become a full time writer Bishop has been awarded the Nebula in 1981 for The Quickening Best Novelette in 1982 for No Enemy But Time Best Novel He s also received four Locus Awards his work has been nominated for numerous Hugos He British author Ian Watson collaborated on a novel set in the universe of one of Bishop s earlier works He s also written two mystery novels with Paul Di Filippo, under the joint pseudonym Philip Lawson His work has been translated into over a dozen languages.Bishop has published than 125 pieces of short fiction which have been gathered in seven collections His stories have appeared in Playboy, Alfred Hitchcock s Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine, Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine, the Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction, the Missouri Review, the Indiana Review, the Chattahoochee Review, the Georgia Review, Omni Interzone.In addition to fiction, Bishop has published poetry gathered in two collections won the 1979 Rhysling Award for his poem For the Lady of a Physicist He s also had essays reviews published in the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Columbus Ledger Enquirer, Omni Magazine the NY Review of Science Fiction A collection of his nonfiction, A Reverie for Mister Ray, was issued in 2005 by PS Publishing He s written introductions to books by Philip K Dick, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr Pamela Sargent, Gardner Dozois, Lucius Shepard, Mary Shelley, Andy Duncan, Paul Di Filippo, Bruce Holland Rogers Rhys Hughes He s edited six anthologies, including the Locus Award winning Light Years Dark A Cross of Centuries 25 Imaginative Tales about the Christ, published by Thunder s Mouth Press shortly before the company closed.In recent years, Bishop has returned to teaching is writer in residence at LaGrange College located near his home in Pine Mountain, GA He his wife, Jeri, have a daughter two grandchildren His son, Christopher James Bishop, was one of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre on 4 16 07.. Acclaimed novelist Michael Bishop combines humor, tragedy and suspense to tell a uniquely American story reminiscent of both Of Mice and Men and Shoeless Joe For a 17 year old shortstop from Oklahoma, the summer of 1943 would be a season to remember.. The best Ebook Brittle Innings One of the joys of reading is discovering a book that you had bought years ago but never gotten around to reading. I finally read "Brittle Innings," and I was genuinely moved by what a brilliant piece of baseball fiction it is. I had only read one work by Michael Bishop in the past, a sci-fi collection of stories, and this only shows you shouldn't narrowly assume authors can only write well in one genre. This book ranks up there with Lardner and Harris with its joy of language. Set in Georgia during WWII, this story of an Oklahoma teen who is a mid-season addition to a minor league professional baseball team is a pleasure. That the author pulls off this feat with his main character mute through half the novel and with a second main character who may be a major literary figure from the past is all the more reason to rave about this novel. Bishop doesn't shirk from accurately tackling the racial views of the times either. It's a shame that this book never received the widespread recognition that it deserved when it was published. Maybe the title or the cover art were too ambiguous for a book that defies easy description. Find this book in a library or used bookstore. Highly recommended.
Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop Based in the deep South during World War , Brittle Innings follows the baseball exploits of Danny Boles, a sometime mute, and his larger than life room and team mate, Henry Jumbo Cherval There is a big mystery, no pun intended on the origin of Danny s friend Is he a golem Brittle Innings Bishop, Michael Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop fantasy novel June , comments for the hardbound edition You can t fault a book that artfully combines a realistic story of WW era minor league baseball, racism in the deep south, Frankenstein and FDR This is an extraordinary book by a very unappreciated writer in my oppinion. Brittle Innings Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop, Paperback Barnes Noble May , Hailed by critics as a contender for the Great American Novel laurel, Brittle Innings evokes a bygone era of worldwide conflict and homeland unity It also convincingly links documented wartime history with the immemorial mythology of the superhero and the legendary status of baseball as the unchallenged American pastime. Brittle Innings Stephen Sondheim Brittle Innings For seventeen year old Danny Boles, a shortstop out of Tenkiller, Oklahoma, the summer of would be a season to remember The country s at war, and professional baseball needs able bodied men. Brittle Innings book by Michael Bishop Jul , Brittle Innings book by Michael Bishop Science Fiction Fantasy Books Historical Sci Fi Books. Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop FictionDB Brittle Innings Michael Bishop In , with the country at war, seventeen year old shortstop Danny Boles joins a Class C baseball farm club and sets out on an odyssey into strange relationships, dramatic escapades, and lessons about life, dreams, desire, and growing up Reprint. Editions of Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop Editions for Brittle Innings Mass Market Paperback published in , Hardcover published in , Kindle Edition published i Michael Bishop author In , th Century Fox optioned his novel Brittle Innings for a film and bought the rights outright in To date, no film has been made Bishop has published thirteen solo novels, three collaborative novels, and than pieces of short fiction, most of which have been gathered into ten collections. The Silmarillion The Silmarillion Quenya silma rilli n is a collection of mythopoeic works by English writer J R R Tolkien, edited and published posthumously by his son, Christopher Tolkien, in with assistance from Guy Gavriel Kay The Silmarillion, along with J R R Tolkien s other works, forms an extensive, though incomplete, narrative that describes the universe of E in which are found

  1. Michael Lawson Bishop is an award winning American writer Over four decades thirty books, he has created a body of work that stands among the most admired in modern sf fantasy literature.Bishop received a bachelor s from the Univ of Georgia in 1967, going on to complete a master s in English He taught English at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs from 1968 72 then at the Univ of Georgia He also taught a course in science fiction at the US Air Force Academy in 1971 He left teaching in 1974 to become a full time writer Bishop has been awarded the Nebula in 1981 for The Quickening Best Novelette in 1982 for No Enemy But Time Best Novel He s also received four Locus Awards his work has been nominated for numerous Hugos He British author Ian Watson collaborated on a novel set in the universe of one of Bishop s earlier works He s also written two mystery novels with Paul Di Filippo, under the joint pseudonym Philip Lawson His work has been translated into over a dozen languages.Bishop has published than 125 pieces of short fiction which have been gathered in seven collections His stories have appeared in Playboy, Alfred Hitchcock s Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine, Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine, the Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction, the Missouri Review, the Indiana Review, the Chattahoochee Review, the Georgia Review, Omni Interzone.In addition to fiction, Bishop has published poetry gathered in two collections won the 1979 Rhysling Award for his poem For the Lady of a Physicist He s also had essays reviews published in the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Columbus Ledger Enquirer, Omni Magazine the NY Review of Science Fiction A collection of his nonfiction, A Reverie for Mister Ray, was issued in 2005 by PS Publishing He s written introductions to books by Philip K Dick, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr Pamela Sargent, Gardner Dozois, Lucius Shepard, Mary Shelley, Andy Duncan, Paul Di Filippo, Bruce Holland Rogers Rhys Hughes He s edited six anthologies, including the Locus Award winning Light Years Dark A Cross of Centuries 25 Imaginative Tales about the Christ, published by Thunder s Mouth Press shortly before the company closed.In recent years, Bishop has returned to teaching is writer in residence at LaGrange College located near his home in Pine Mountain, GA He his wife, Jeri, have a daughter two grandchildren His son, Christopher James Bishop, was one of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre on 4 16 07.

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  1. One of the joys of reading is discovering a book that you had bought years ago but never gotten around to reading I finally read Brittle Innings, and I was genuinely moved by what a brilliant piece of baseball fiction it is I had only read one work by Michael Bishop in the past, a sci fi collection of stories, and this only shows you shouldn t narrowly assume authors can only write well in one genre This book ranks up there with Lardner and Harris with its joy of language Set in Georgia during W [...]


  2. For all that I m not overly fond of actually watching baseball, I like reading fictional stories about it an awful lot I ve read and liked Field of Dreams, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, Screwball, The Last Days of Summer, and many The mythology of baseball seems to lend itself to stories that aren t exactly grounded in our reality.But the king of that sort of basball book has got to be Brittle Innings One the one hand, it s a gritty, detailed portrait of life in the southern baseball leagues Y [...]


  3. This is a very strange book It reads like a hybrid of Frankenstein and Ball Four with only a fraction of those books talents To be fair, it DID keep me engaged Bishop clearly knows the game of baseball and creates a highly believable baseball world in the American south during World War II His writing is solid on a sentence level and he has effective control of various characters and their odd southern personalities Unfortunately, the tone of the book is inconsistent At times, the book seems to [...]


  4. Based in the deep South during World War 2, Brittle Innings follows the baseball exploits of Danny Boles, a sometime mute, and his larger than life room and team mate, Henry Jumbo Cherval There is a big mystery, no pun intended on the origin of Danny s friend Is he a golem Sasquatch An alien Frankenstein s monster The answer, when it comes, is hardly a surprise, thanks to a gratuitous scene in a movie theater If the book concerned only this plotline, or if it turned out that Henry is just a very [...]


  5. A book WITH baseball, not ABOUT baseball.WWII deep South displays its prejudices, with monsters in every kitchen and train stop, while the real monster struggles with his own humanity Borders on clich , yet beautiful and hard to put down.


  6. I m a baseball fan who also much admires the writing of Michael Bishop, so have to wonder why it took me until 2012 to read his superb 1994 novel Brittle Innings Part of the reason has to be that my partner George Zebrowski and I have long had the habit of acquiring books and then slipping them onto bookshelves, as with bottles of wine in a wine cellar, to age a bit before being read This method works best with books that have been heavily publicized you ll either enjoy and appreciate them all t [...]


  7. I was told that this was the only juxtaposition of a baseball book with science fiction It turned out to be one of the most odd things that I have ever read Danny Boles is a seventeen year old shortstop in the midst of World War II When he graduates high school early, he s hired to play minor league ball for a Class C team deep in Georgia When he arrives, he plays dumb, literally, to cover his stammer, anxiety, difficulties dealing with men He is assigned to room with the gargantuan and reclusiv [...]


  8. I ve been meaning to read this book for at least ten years, since I read a review by David Pringle raving about it Spoilers be damned, here comes the punchline it s a novel about Frankenstein s Monster living well into the twentieth century and playing minor league baseball during WWII Hank Jumbo Clerval is the monster and he hits monster home runs and his sidekick and our protagonist is young Danny Boles, a likeable fellow To be honest, I d give this four and a half stars if I could as there we [...]


  9. I enjoyed this book although it was a little strange The main character frustrated me and it seemed that the author focused on the wrong supporting characters The sub plot of the creation of Henry Clerval was distracting and, from my perspective, only took away from the main story rather than add to it Additionally, the wild course of events at the end of the book were a disappointment Otherwise, the book is a great novel with an entertaining story.


  10. Un d a, un buen amigo lleg con unos libros y me los dej Este pasado a o hemos hecho eso, yo le presto algunos libros, l me presta algunos suyos y as Como compartimos gustos, es muy f cil complementar nuestras lecturas con el contenido de nuestras bibliotecas particulares En el ltimo intercambio, me dej lo habitual libros de horror, acerca de cosas del g nero y tambi n me dej Jugadas decisivas , que en la portada de la edici n mostraba una estampa de beisbol y ya En la contraportada dec a clarame [...]


  11. This novel was really enjoyable, and quite perfect August reading In 1943, 17 year old shortstop Danny Boles is recruited straight from high school into the Highbridge Hellbenders, minor league team in the Chattahoochee Valley League A traumatic experience during his trip to Georgia has rendered him mute Upon arrival at the Hellbender boarding house and headquarters, Danny becomes the room mate of Jumbo Henry Clerval, an unusually large and odd man who plays first base Over the course of a seaso [...]


  12. I think the author really just bit off way too much here At the core is a story about a kid who s been a good baseball player in high school It s 1943, so lots of folks are off to war, and he gets a chance to play minor league ball So there s a coming of age thing there s the friction because we have basically a couple of dozen baseball players and why aren t they off fighting like good murcans should there s some racial tension, as one of their best players isn t playing because he s black ther [...]


  13. Plot Danny Boles is the greatest scout ever, but few recall back in the day when he was an extremely promising shortstop in the CVL this is his story, and that of the rest of the Highridge Hellbenders in their pennant winning 1943 season.I really loved this book as a historical fiction about baseball in the war era Bishop did a fantastic job capturing what I know of the era, the time period, the whole thing My only slight issue is the framing sequence, which essentially spoiled the ending before [...]


  14. Nell intervista concessa qualche tempo fa a Fantascienza e Dintorni, il due volte Premio Nebula Michael Bishop lo aveva detto a chiare lettere Per quanto io insistessi nel proporre Il tempo il solo nemico come il suo capolavoro assoluto, Michael controbatteva ritenendo Brittle Innings il proprio miglior libro, e non nascondeva in alcun modo un giudizio piuttosto negativo su tutte le proprie opere di genere a distanza di tanti anni, sia in termini di forma che di sostanza, dando prova a un tempo [...]


  15. A friend at work asked me to read this as it was his favorite book WHen I do that I never read anything, I just open the book and start reading, so I had NO IDEA about the concept of what the book was going to be about It started of slow for me anyway but I trusted him so I kept going Well it turned out to be one of the best, most SHOCKING storylines I have ever read A truly WTF moment when you realize what is really going on and who the charachter turns out to really be I won t give it away but [...]


  16. Brittle Innings is just amazing It s a great Southern Gothic It s a great baseball novel It s a great fantasy novel It s a heartbreakingly beautiful book in the same league as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Santini okay, maybe some folks won t put Santini on so high a pedastle Jumbo Hank Clerval is a character who will stick with you for a long, long time You really shouldn t read too many reviews of this book here because they give away one of the greatest reveals ever Let s just say this [...]


  17. This is an excellent story about a youngster, Daniel Boles, fresh out of high school and his adventure as a Class C minor league ballplayer in 1943 I loved the descriptions of ball games and Danny s teammates One teammate in particular becomes his friend and one teammate is the protagonist The atmosphere of small town America in the South during WWII is captured well the slang and slurs to the brands on ad boards in the outfield Many secrets one is reason for my fantasy bookshelf no spoilers her [...]


  18. Brittle Innings may not deserve a 5 star rating on its merits alone it s not without flaws but it was such a pleasant surprise that I had to give it than 4 stars I was originally interested in the book because of its strange premise Frankenstein s creature plays minor league baseball in WWII Georgia But Bishop takes what could have been an absurd gimmick and weaves it into a highly entertaining and occasionally moving book about social acceptance and justice A great example of the whole being g [...]


  19. Historical baseball fiction with a thread of fantasy, as one of Danny s teammates on the 1943 Hellbenders has a fascinating and storied past I honestly enjoyed the baseball parts than the fantasy element Do be advised that as the book takes place in the rural South in 1943, there are multiple instances of casual cruel racism and sexism.


  20. I don t even know how to explain how much I enjoyed this book I think it s relevant that I don t usually develop crushes on characters and I was totally soft for Clerval in no time This was a perfect homage and development to Shelley s original and one of the rare books I d be happy to reread purely for the pleasure of it.


  21. Frankenstein s monster plays baseball Why the hell are you still reading this In all seriousness, despite the at first glance ridiculous premise, this is treated with all the severeness and humanity a proper sequel to Frankenstein deserves Highly recommended.


  22. The best Frankenstein story I can remember ever reading, as well a great baseball novel Lots of other cool stuff, too Sounds like quite a mishmash, but it all comes together poignantly Bishop perfected magic realism before it became the literary buzzword of choice.


  23. This was a strangely wonderful book The descriptions of baseball games were lyric and beautiful From the firm world of WWII era baseball, the book merged into a book about Frankenstein s monster Somehow it worked.


  24. Wonderful little gem of a novel It is raggedy and patched together, but works none the less, and fitting, considering that a principal character is also a patch work man Bishop does a marvelous job in building a convincing 1942 milieu And it s a baseball book Who could ask for


  25. I read this several years ago when it was considered for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award A very good book with engaging characters, and a subtle, nuanced story arc.


  26. A wonderful, genre bending coming of age story, where yet another American baseball novel gathers traction and wonder from being wed to one of the great proto SF fictions I loved it on all counts.



  27. a sublime coming of age story set in the USA during WWII that carefully blends , the Frankenstein mythos, baseball, and a bit of that old Dandelion Wine magic for a truly memorable read




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