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The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport


Hiaasen's chronicle of his shaky return to the bedeviling pastime of golf--culminating with the savage 45-hole tournament--will have readers rolling ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500


by duffer on Jun 2, 2011

typical Carl Hiaasen...easy to read and especially entertaining for those who play this wicked, frustrating, challenging, but ever pleasing game of golf.


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by RichN on Jun 4, 2010

Bought this book for my father-in-law who is 87 years old and has (and still does) golf throughout his life as a sport and leisure activity. He loved it and found it very amusing. For a few dollars it made his day !!!


Funny and poignant

by DickV on Jun 3, 2010

This book initially attracted my attention for 2 reasons. First, I have enjoyed many of Hiassen's Florida based mysterys. Secondly, because I have had to swear off the ?game? of golf due to my own persistent bad play although my 'sticks' still claim residence in the attic. True to form, Hiassen delivered a rocking good narrative describing his return to the game of golf after a hiatus of many years. He describes the ins and outs of playing regularly with a competency that frustrates one more than it rewards. His assessment that it is the one shot of the day that brings unrealistic joy and hope for tomorrow is dead on. It is what brings us hackers back to the course for more abuse again and again. We are reluctantly willing to put up with the frustrations of 90 or more poor shots for that one beautiful shot that makes it all worth-while.


Enjoyable way to look at Golf

by Peneople1 on Jun 3, 2010

I was very proud of giving this book to my golf loving nephew. He really enjoy the writing.

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