WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE BEST hockey book ever written, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Canadiens goalie and current president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all Canadians. Take a journey to the heart and ...
WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE BEST hockey book ever written, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Canadiens goalie and current president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all Canadians. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.
Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Pictorial Wraps. Summary: "The sports book of the year, or maybe the decade, or maybe the century."-The Globe and Mail"If you haven't seen hockey through Dryden's eyes, you should."-The Toronto Sun"A work of art that defines and represents our game."-Hockey News"[Dryden] has written a very special book, possibly the best [hockey book] I have ever read. His affectionate yet realistic portrait of the players is unrivaled in hockey writing."-Mordecai Richler"A [hockey] book so rare that there is actually nothing to compare it to."-Scott Young. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto, " among other books. 1999. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good with some soiling. First Soft cover. pp.248, b/w photos. Corner wear. Bookstore stamp on flyleaf. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
Dryden spends most of this book fawning over Scotty Bowman, and while there are worse people to fawn over, it's a little strange. You hear about his day-to-day life in Montreal, the road trips, the locker rooms...but it just isn't what I expected. There is little talk of actual games he played in, which is fine for most people...but I'm sorry, I just don't care about Dryden's kids and how hard it is to find time for them. Must be real tough with that summer off and not having to get to the rink until 4 pm for games. Anyway, if you're a Canadiens fan, or just love Ken Dryden, you'll love this book. For the average hockey fan, it's an interesting read, but one I won't be picking up again.
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