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Roy Hobbs, the protagonist of The Natural, makes the mistake of pronouncing aloud his dream: to be the best there ever was. Such hubris, of course, invites divine intervention, but the brilliance of Bernard Malamud's novel is the second chance it offers its hero, elevating him--and his story--into the realm of myth. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
This book is a very good book. It is especially favored by people who like baseball. The book is about Roy Hobs and him trying to become the best in the MLB, but he gets shot and... Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2004 by Fry
Do not come to this book wanting to read it if you are a big fan of the movie. My brother told me to quit reading when I was halfway through and I should have taken his advice. Read morePublished on May 3 2002 by Brian A. Hotrum
﻿All he ever wanted was to be the best at baseball. Roy wanted to be the best, but Bump thought
he was the best. before one game they got into a fight. Read more
The Natural is as fine a piece of baseball fiction as I have ever read. Roy Hobbs, a player with unlimited ability, makes a mistake and pays for it the rest of his life. Read morePublished on April 3 2002 by Mark Davis
...There seem to be two divergent opinions on this book and its relationship with the movie. Some say that the movie is another example of Hollywood creating simply another... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2002 by LukeR
This book ought to be titled "The Super-Natural," rather than "The Natural," since there are so many mythic and magical elements to it, in both style and content. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2001 by A reader
don't watch the movie, the book is so much better...unless you are the type that lives life through rose colored glasses, you'll be able to deal with the cynicism abd observations... Read morePublished on Dec 24 2001 by Erren Geraud Kelly
If I were to give this book a rating on its plot, characters, interest, and storyline then I would have to give this 5 stars. Bernard Malamud wrote this book brilliantly. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2001