Book Review: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella

Posted: October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Last year at our church yard sale, I saw a book that interested me. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. I knew what it was almost instantly. It’s the book on which one of my al time favorite movies is based. Field of Dreams. I plopped down my dollar and put it on my shelf. This week I finally got the chance to read it. To be honest, I”m not a huge baseball fan but that movie has always touched my heart. It’s pure genius and so is the book. As usual the book has more content than the movie including characters and a few story lines that never made it to the screen play. James Earl Jones’ character in the movie was Catcher In the Rye author J.D. Salinger in the book, and while I enjoyed Salinger as Kinsella portrays him, I kept thinking about how much more I liked James Earl Jones. To be honest the added characters add something to the story, and I enjoyed them, but the screenwriter gave us a much better ending. That being said I loved this book and if you are looking for a pleasant and optimistic read, pick this one up. P.S. If you are a fan of Field of Dreams, this is a must read, 

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