This book was so boring could not believe Grisham wrote it! I am interested in football but not overly enthusiastic about it. The book seemed to go on and on , he found a girl, girl had another boyfriend. Should he stay in Italy after making one humiliating play in the USA or not? Dull and BORING
Interesting, easy-read, adventure that departs from author's normal genre.
A delightful, light read. I definitely enjoyed it!
I always enjoy reading a Grisham novel. He is a sports lover and this novel is a very fun and interesting read.
I enjoyed this book by John Grisham. It was different from his normal books and I loved reading about Italy.
Third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Rick Dockery didn't expect to see any game time in the AFC Championship. But with a big lead and only eleven minutes to go, everything fell apart. Rick ends up in the hospital, losing the game and his job in one day. He immediately tells his agent to find him another team, but no NFL team wants anything to do with him. Rick's agent does find him a starting QB position with the Parma Panthers in Parma, Italy.
If you're looking for one of Grisham's Legal Thrillers, this book is not it. This is a story about a guy who had a life plan that went down the drain in a matter of 24 hours. Rick is in for a big of culture shock. He doesn't speak Italian, drive a stick-shift, or listen to Italian opera. But he does know the game of football and helps the team manager try to make this team a winner.
This story is told from Rick's point-of-view. I wasn't a real fan of this character. He starts out as a shallow playboy. But he does grow and change by the end of the story. There was a lot of football, touristy travel through Italy and great food which made the book worth reading. My rating: 3 Stars.
I read this for my women's book club. I am not sure why unless there is a 'football' fan amongst us. This book appeared to be John Grisham's Italian travel journal. It included history and food. In between we got to play football. I now know more about football than I really wanted to know. The two main characters were thrown in to make it a 'romance' novel, too.
Different from Grisham's legal thrillers, but since I am a football fan who really wants to visit Italy, I enjoyed it immensely. As usual, the author fleshes out his characters so that I felt like I knew them personally.
Guy gets job playing football in Italy. There. That sentence is all you need to know and is as exciting as actually reading this book.
This was not your typical Grisham trial, lawyer noval. It was a great story and kept me wanting to read more to see what would unfold next. The main character, Rick, was an honest guy, never wavering from his responsibilities as quarterback. I liked that! It's a good read!
This is the only book I've ever read by John Grisham that I didn't like.
If you understand football, you may enjoy this book. But I don't so it was too hard to follow.