Shoeless Joe Paperback – Sep 29 1996
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W. P. Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel, which was adapted into the enormously popular movie, Field of Dreams. It begins with the magic of a godlike voice in a cornfield, and ends with the magic of a son playing catch with the ghost of his father. In Kinsella's hands, it's all about as simple, and complex, as the object of baseball itself: coming home. Like Ring Lardner and Bernard Malamud before him, Kinsella spins baseball as backdrop and metaphor, and, like his predecessors, uses the game to tell us a little something more about who we are and what we need.
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Shoeless Joe is a beautifully written story about going for your dreams, the American way, and remembering true values of life. It's a great book, and it's truly inspiring. I recommend you to BUY BUY BUY!
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It’s not unusual for a popular book to be made into a movie. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn’t. Read morePublished 15 months ago by R. Cottrill
I was concerned about the condition of this book since it was an old first edition, but it was as described and arrived well packaged and on time.Published on Aug. 2 2011 by Dano
I saw "Field of Dreams" the year it came out, and read "Shoeless Joe" several months later. I was in high school at the time, deep into my obsession with baseball books (the Mets... Read morePublished on June 15 2003 by Jason A. Miller
The book itself is good overall and is a story that all baseball fans should read. This book is a reading level that 12 years of age and older could read, and when you do, you... Read morePublished on June 5 2002 by Mike
"If you build it he will come", an unfamiliar voice softly whispers in through the cornfield. These few words change Iowa farmer, Ray Kinsella's life. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2001 by Tyler Jackson
The book Shoeless Joe is the base for Field of Dreams. Shoeless Joe is a great book from him watching his father hood hero to him playing catch wiht his dad.Published on Oct. 8 2001
The prose may be over the top at times, but what a preposterously brilliant, creative book: can one even conceive there would be a book where two of the principal characters were... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2001
As an author with my debut novel in its initial release, I sincerely admire SHOELESS JOE by W.P. Kinsella. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2001 by Kent Braithwaite